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Argentina's Foreign Minister Hector Timerman on Thursday rejected an invitation from his British counterpart William Hague to meet members of the Falkland Islands government during his visit to London next week.

"The international community does not recognise a third party in this dispute," declared Timerman, insisting that the United Nations regards the dispute over the islands Argentines call The Malvinas as a bilateral issue between London and Buenos Aires.