SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, June 7. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Minister of Public Administrations, Justice and Security of the Government of the Canary Islands, Julio Pérez, stated this Tuesday that it would be “an enormous hypocrisy, not to say cynicism, if we were to demand help and applaud the Armed Forces and at the same time reproach them for doing preparation and training exercises.
This was stated during the control session of the Government held in the Parliament of the Canary Islands, in response to a question from the Grupo Sí Podemos Canarias about the Executive’s position regarding the Archipelago being the scene of military maneuvers after the latest operations carried out in the islands by the armed forces.
In his response, Julio Pérez wanted to recall the actions of the Military Emergency Unit in the fires and the collection of ashes after the eruption of La Palma or that of other units due to the coronavirus pandemic, reinforcing the vaccination teams.
Julio Pérez pointed out that, like the majority of the citizens, the Canarian Executive wants “the Armed Forces to protect our territory, our airspace and our waters, and, for this, that they be operational, efficient and well trained”.
In the Minister’s opinion, “the Spanish Armed Forces are an essential instrument in the international system for maintaining peace and security, and for them to continue to be so, their training is essential”.
Julio Pérez has clarified that no agreement is necessary to carry out this training, since these exercises are part of the usual activity of the Armed Forces. The latest maneuvers, as he has said, were called ‘Synergy 01-22’ and consisted of a simulated cyberattack on communications centers with the presence of strange objects and vehicles in Fuerteventura and Gran Canaria and the intervention of some 3,000 troops from the three armies.