IN a direct reflection of a move by Falklands MLAs at the United Nations, who attempted to pass a letter to the Argentine President Cristina de Kirchner, which promoted the Islanders right to self determination, and which was refused, Mrs de Kirchner today attempted to pass a letter to the British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Mr Cameron (above) refused to accept the letter and told her she should, "respect the views," of Islanders who are to take part in a referendum on the issue of control.
He spoke to President Cristina de Kirchner before the first session of the G20 summit, No 10 said.
Both leaders are at the G20 summit taking place in Los Cabos, Mexico.
Mr Cameron had earlier said he would use the opportunity to tell Mrs de Kirchner that she should listen to the people of the Falklands when they say they want to remain British.
Downing Street confirmed the two leaders had met, "in the margins," before the opening session got under way.
Mr Cameron told Mrs de Kirchner: "I am not proposing a full discussion now on the Falklands but I hope you have noted that they are holding a referendum and you should respect their views.
"We should believe in self determination and act as democrats here in the G20."
Ms Fernandez then tried to hand him a letter outlining UN Resolution 40 of November 1985 - which requests both governments to negotiate, a "peaceful" resolution to the Falklands dispute - but Mr Cameron refused to accept it