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FCO Impressed with Falklands™ Stance

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has given its approval to diplomatic efforts put forward by the Falkland Islands Government in response to Argentina™s activities prompted by the current round of oil exploration.  Senior FCO official Colin Roberts, visiting the Falklands in his capacity as Director of the Overseas Territories Directorate, said he wanted to ensure the Legislative Assembly felt the British Government was providing sufficient support, especially through its international response to diplomatic actions by Argentina following the arrival of the Ocean Guardian oil rig.  Mr Roberts was also impressed with the œwell argued and balanced letters by The Hon. Jan Cheek MLA, published recently in The Times and The Guardian.  Mr Roberts, whose packed itinerary included visits with business, Government and community leaders, said he was also impressed with the Islands™ economic outlook.