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Padrino López rejected Colombian and US naval training in the Caribbean

Padrino López Naval Training
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Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Patrino Lopez on Monday rejected the death sentence. Naval training in the Colombian CaribbeanColombia and the United States.

“Drug trafficking, the Aurangzeb war, assassinations and terrorist groups cannot be fought by nuclear submarines. I categorically reject that,” Patrino Lopez said in a statement on his naval exercise on his Twitter account.

Colombia and the United States held naval exercises in the Caribbean on Monday, which “confirms mutual trust” between the two countries, Colombian Defense Minister Diego Molano said.

“In particular, the exercise is being carried out within the boundaries of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).

Molano recalled that there are common interests in the Caribbean Sea, such as efforts against drug trafficking. Of these, 40 countries jointly seize cocaine and other illicit drugs.

“The aim is to transform the best international standards in the development of maritime operations,” the minister explained. And in the development of joint activities.

From somewhere on the Colombian Caribbean and Colombian warships ARC Independiente, Molano stressed that for the first time in the history of naval cooperation between the two countries, the nuclear submarine USS participated in these maneuvers with Minnesota.

Padrino López described the naval exercise as “imperial luxury”

The key message sent through this naval exercise was, “He emphasized that we have the capabilities of our naval and military forces here. This allows Colombia to be the only country in Latin America to be a NATO global partner.

In addition to the nuclear submarine, the Coast Guard ship (LCS) USS Billings and the Colombian submarine ARC Pijao participated in the naval exercise. Warships ARC Independiente and ARC Almirante Padilla, as well as two maritime patrol aircraft and two helicopters.

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In this regard, the Venezuelan official described the move as “imperial luxury”.

“Why so much imperial luxury? Is this a replica of NATO expansion (NATO) in the US Mediterranean? ”Badrino asked.

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