In March 2013, the Falkland Islands held a referendum on its standing. 99.8 % of inhabitants polled voted in favour of remaining a British abroad territory.
In a video to mark forty years for the reason that finish of the battle yesterday (Tuesday), Ms Truss mentioned: “Forty years in the past, the Union flag flew over Authorities Home in [Port] Stanley as soon as extra as British forces liberated the Falkland Islands.
“They stepped up boldly to make sure aggression couldn’t succeed. They fought bravely to defend folks’s rights to find out their future – and we’ll all the time keep in mind their efforts and their sacrifices.
“At the moment, the Falklands are thriving as a part of the British household. They’re a shining beacon of freedom and democracy, as a self-governing Abroad Territory.”
Nonetheless, the International Secretary warned the UK couldn’t be “complacent” over the Falklands’ standing as a sovereign British territory, particularly in mild of different rising threats.
She mentioned: “The belief that peace and stability have been inevitable has been shattered by [Vladimir] Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.