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Britain, Argentina in new dispute over the Falkland Islands; this time in talks at Brussels

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for a round table meeting at the EU-CELAC summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Brussels summit will aim to boost trade and diplomatic ties with the region. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

    British Prime Minister David Cameron arrives for a round table meeting at the EU-CELAC summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 11, 2015. The Brussels summit will aim to boost trade and diplomatic ties with the region. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

  • European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk, right, welcome Argentina's Minister for Foreign Affairs Hector Timerman during arrivals for the EU-CELAC summit in Brussels on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. European leaders and their Latin America and the Caribbean counterparts meet on a biannual basis in an effort to maintain  international and economic ties. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)

    European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, European Council President Donald Tusk, right, welcome Argentina's Minister for Foreign Affairs Hector Timerman during arrivals for the EU-CELAC summit in Brussels on Wednesday, June 10, 2015. European leaders and their Latin America and the Caribbean counterparts meet on a biannual basis in an effort to maintain international and economic ties. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, Pool)  (The Associated Press)

  • British Prime Minister David Cameron departures from the EU-CELAC summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Greece's prime minister met with the leaders of Germany and France in Brussels Wednesday, in the latest effort to break a bailout negotiation deadlock that has revived fears his country could default and drop out of the euro. (AP Photo/Geert Vande Wijngaert)

    British Prime Minister David Cameron departures from the EU-CELAC summit in Brussels on Thursday, June 11, 2015. Greece's prime minister met with the leaders of Germany and France in Brussels Wednesday, in the latest effort to break a bailout negotiation deadlock that has revived fears his country could default and drop out of the euro. (AP Photo/Geert Vande Wijngaert)  (The Associated Press)

Britain and Argentina are clashing again in their long-running dispute over the Falkland Islands, this time at an international summit in Brussels.

The remote islands in the South Atlantic are claimed by both countries, which fought a war over them in 1982 after Argentinian troops invaded. Argentina calls them the Islas Malvinas.

In Brussels, British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled that people living on the islands had voted overwhelmingly in a referendum in 2013 to remain a British territory and said their wishes should be respected. A British government statement Thursday said "the Prime Minister robustly defended the Falklands and the Islanders' right to self-determination."

Cameron's stance came after Argentina's foreign minister raised the issue during dinner at a summit of European Union, Latin America and Caribbean nations.