Image from article, with caption: During the Thursday morning presentation before C24 at the UN in New York, MLA Summers made a long detailed description of the Falklands economic self sufficiency
“We are a people in our own right, who care deeply for our country and our home. We are Falkland Islanders. It has taken us around 160 years to de-colonise from the United Kingdom, and we have no intention of becoming a colony of any other claimant”, emphasized MLA Mike Summers before the UN Special Committee on Decolonization.
During the Thursday morning presentation before C24 at the UN in New York, MLA [Member of the Legislative Assembly] Summers made a long detailed description of the Falklands economic self sufficiency, autonomous government, right to self determination and the heavy investments in social services as well as research and science to ensure the Islands sustained development for future generations. ...
The UK Government remains responsible for foreign affairs and defence. The defence commitment provided by the UK is principally a deterrent, and proportionate to the perceived level of threat. Assembly Members engage fully in the development of foreign policy where it affects us, and in public diplomacy overseas.
Falkland Islanders are comfortable with the constitutional relationship with the UK. We have the right to move away from it if we so wished, but there is no current wish to do so. ...