Argentina's Malcorra sees no clash with Britain in bid to be UN chief

Argentine Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra gestures during a press conference at San Martin Palace in Buenos Aires on June 1, 2016Argentina’s Foreign Minister Susana Malcorra on Tuesday said she would remain impartial in UN dealings on the contentious issue of the Falkland Islands if she becomes the next UN secretary-general. Considered a strong contender to become the first woman at the UN helm, Malcorra offered reassurances that her nationality will not create tension with Britain, one of the five permanent UN Security Council members. “The secretary-general has always said he will be ready to do whatever both sides agree he should be doing,” Malcorra told reporters after appearing at hearings on her candidacy.

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