The Argentine authorities described the military activities as an unjustified show of force and a deliberate detachment from the United Nations resolution that calls for a peaceful solution to the Malvinas territorial dispute.
"Our country regrets that at a time when humanity has to join forces and pool all available resources to combat the COVID-19... meaningless efforts are being devoted to military matters," FAM press release noted.
"The British military presence on the islands is categorically opposed to Argentina's will to resolve the dispute by peaceful means".
The FAM also recalled that the South Atlantic region must be considered a zone of peace and cooperation and efforts must be targeted on reducing the military presence in the region.
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