More than 3,500 teachers in the province of Corrientes have received training on topics related to the Malvinas Islands, Antarctica and the South Atlantic. The training sessions were developed as a result of a joint effort between the International Cooperation area of the provincial Vice-Governor’s office and the Argentine Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The Vice–Governor of Corrientes, Gustavo Canteros, and the Secretary for the Malvinas Islands, Antarctica and South Atlantic, Daniel Filmus, launched the course with the aim of approaching each module comprehensively, deepening its strategic importance within the framework of a Argentine sovereign development perspective.
Filmus assured that the country is doing “an enormous job to obtain the support of all the nations of the world in the Malvinas Cause, not only of the United Nations but of all multilateral organizations”. He also stressed that “in order for this Cause to remain alive after 188 years, it is essential that it be transmitted from generation to generation. The only way to spread national values is the educational system ”.
The former Minister of Education recalled that when he held that position "for the first time in the history of the country, the Malvinas issue was included as mandatory in the National Education Law, from initial to university levels."
The Undersecretary of National Affairs, Fernando Asensio, remarked that this initiative "is part of the strategy aimed at federalizing foreign policy. With this vision we believe in the strategic role that the province and municipalities play in Malvinas and Antarctic issues."
The sessions, organized jointly by the office of the Vice-Governor of the province of Corrientes and the Secretariat for the Malvinas Islands, Antarctica and the South Atlantic of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, were sponsored by the National University of Chaco Austral and are aimed at teachers of initial, elementary, secondary, tertiary and university levels of the province of Corrientes and the general public.
They enjoyed a presentation by the Director of the Malvinas and South Atlantic Islands of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sandra Pitta, and the General Coordinator of the National Commission on the Outer Limit of the Continental Shelf, Dr. Frida Armas, among others. With a comprehensive approach, the course modules were taught for four days and ended last August 25 with the delivery of the corresponding certificates.