Colombia reinforces security in waters bordering Nicaragua

With five rapid response boats given to the Coast Guard in San Andrés, the National Government continues to reinforce security in this region of the country, including areas that a recent ruling by the International Court of Justice in The Hague gave to Nicaragua.

According to resolution 105 of February 27th, 2013, the five boats will exercise national sovereignty in “these historically Colombian waters” and will protect the “interests of the Colombian State.”

The President has repeatedly said (…) that his administration will continue to protect the historical interests of the people of San Andrés, the Colombian people, in these lands and waters,” said Minister of Defense, Juan Carlos Pinzón. The President instructed Public Forces in the region to become even more of an “instrument of service for citizens, one that contributes to the protection and defense of these historic rights.”

Pinzón also announced the Government’s decision to build a Coast Guard station in Providencia, the same size as the one already operating in San Andrés.

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