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Tue Mar 29, 2016, 04:29 PM

45. UK Gov speaks:



http://www.bbc.com/news/business-35914839

...(T)he UK government has played down the commission's ruling. The Prime Minister's official spokeswoman said: "At this stage we have yet to receive details of (the) report. It is important to note that this is an advisory committee. It makes recommendations, they are not legally binding."

And a Foreign Office spokeswoman said: "The UK Government remains in no doubt over the sovereignty of the Falkland Islands, nor of the right of the islanders to determine their own future."

The Falkland Islands' government said the UN did not make changes in sovereignty in areas where the territory is disputed. Mike Summers, chairman of the Legislative Assembly of the Falkland Islands, which governs the islands' internal affairs, said: "Our understanding has always been that the UN would not make any determination on applications for continental shelf extension in areas where there are competing claims."...

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