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STATEMENT ATTRIBUTABLE TO THE SPOKESPERSON FOR
THE PRESIDENT OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

New York, 22 October 2012

President of the General Assembly meets with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina


The President of the General Assembly Mr. Vuk Jeremić met today with H.E. Mr. Hector Timerman, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Argentina.

During the meeting the Minister informed the President about the situation of the Frigate Libertad, a warship of the Argentine Navy that has been held in the Port of Tema (Ghana).

The Minister expressed his grave concern about the situation and reiterated his call to the Government of Ghana to desist from its conduct and respect its obligations under the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea and the 1926 Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules Concerning the Immunity of the State-owned Vessels.

The President underlined the need for all Member States to fully comply with their obligations under international law and conveyed his disposition to assist both parties to reach a solution on the issue.

 

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