On Tuesday, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro urged the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) to remain vigilant in the face of terrorist threats orchestrated by Colombian elites.
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At the change of command ceremony of the Bolivarian Navy and Aviation, he warned that the Colombian far-right is plotting along with some Venezuelan terrorists to destabilize the Bolivarian government.
“The entire intelligence, counterintelligence and security police system must remain on alert because everything we do is done for the right to peace, happiness, tranquility, and prosperity in these times of economic growth that our beloved Venezuela is experiencing,” Maduro said.
"We renew and ratify the leadership of the Integral Defense Regions. These command structures must be increasingly integrated and articulated, deploying a thousand eyes and ears over the territory, space, sea, and rivers," Maduro highlighted on the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the meeting between the liberator Simon Bolivar and Jose de San Martin.
For its part, the FARB stressed that the commemoration takes place to tell San Martin and Bolivar that the Venezuelan people and the Armed Forces are standing and united, "fighting for the future they dreamed of."
During his speech, the Venezuelan president also highlighted the transformations that have occurred in his country's armed forces over the last decades.
"The Bolivarian Revolution has formed a powerful combative and patriotic morale in the Bolivarian National Armed Forces," he stressed.