Argentine diplomacy noted that the United Kingdom maintains an "illegitimate presence" in those islands based on geopolitical strategies to control access to Antarctica, and the Pacific-Atlantic oceanic channel.
President Alberto Fernandez's administration also highlighted that the U.K. military presence has been described as "a threat" by the South Atlantic Peace Zone (ZPCAS) member states.
"Argentina has repeatedly denounced that British actions violate the United Nations Resolution 31/49 which prohibits unilateral actions in the disputed area, such as this military base," the Foreign Affairs Ministry stressed.
On Wednesday, Johnson announced a review of the U.K. defense policy and proposed an increase in military spending.
Although negotiations on the Malvinas islands are stalled between Argentina and the United Kingdom, the Fernandez administration reiterated its willingness to maintain a process of dialogue but without renouncing the sovereign rights of its nation.
This year marks the 188th anniversary of the illegal occupation by the U.K of the Malvinas Islands, South Georgia, South Sandwich Islands, and the surrounding maritime areas following an armed conflict with Argentina in 1982.