The joint military exercise of the Colombian Air Force and Navy in the San Andrés archipelago
The Colombian Air Force and Navy carried out a joint military exercise in San Andrés. In order to guarantee Colombia’s sovereignty in the Caribbean Sea and in the San Andrés, Providencia and Santa Catalina archipelago, the Colombian Air Force and Navy carried out a joint military exercise in this maritime zone of the national territory on Saturday.
“Our Missile Frigates ARC Almirante Padilla and ARC Antioquia successfully developed joint exercises with Air Force Kfir aircraft, thus strengthening the operational synergy between the Colombian Military Forces,” they reported in the Navy.
The Colombian air militia also reiterated that this training seeks to protect the maritime national territory from any threat.
“Outstanding joint aeronautical training exercise, carried out in San Andrés, guarantees the defense of the sovereignty and security of our island region,” they indicated in the Air Force.
This air defense exercise takes place after the new tensions that exist with Nicaragua, after the Nicaraguan National Assembly declared and defined the Nicaraguan Caribbean Biosphere Reserve
“An initiative that comes to strengthen the biological reserve and expand our protected areas,” added the parliamentarian, who said that the Law is for the benefit of the original peoples of the Caribbean Coast.
With this Law, almost 4 million hectares will be protected as protected areas and the sustainable use of biodiversity is promoted, guaranteeing the preservation of ecosystems and food sovereignty. All this supported by the Autonomy Law of the Caribbean Coast.
With the approval of this Law, the Caribbean Coast would be included in the 72 protected areas, but as a Biosphere Reserve, including the maritime zone restored to Nicaragua by the International Court of Justice in The Hague.
On November 19, 2012, at the headquarters of the International Court of Justice in The Hague, they redefined the maritime boundaries between Colombia and Nicaragua, leaving the latter with 40 percent of the sea that Colombians previously claimed as their own.
The dispute between both governments ended with the International Court ruling in favor of Nicaragua.
#SanAndrés 📍Nuestras Fragatas Misileras ARC “Almirante Padilla” y ARC “Antioquia” desarrollaron con éxito ejercicios conjuntos con aviones Kfir de la @FuerzaAereaCol fortaleciendo de esta manera la sinergia operacional entre las #FFMM de Colombia #PoderNaval #FNC #CESYP 🇨🇴⚓️💙 pic.twitter.com/r4ysAAkzbi
— Armada de Colombia (@ArmadaColombia) March 14, 2021