May 26, 2013
'Defence plans not improvised,' Puricelli
The Defence Minister, Arturo Puricelli, assured today by his administrative agency that "there will be continuity" in the politics applied by Nilda Garré, and sustained that the government, "is not improvising defence plans."
He further affirmed that, "Our aim is to give the Argentine public peace of mind, and we will achieve this through bringing continuity in our policies".
The defence measures being proposed "are ideas brought forward by the President and those of the ex-President Néstor Kirchner," mentioned Puricelli in an interview with radio Rivadavia.
The brand-new minister sustained that his administration will have "progression from what we have been working on, and we will let ourselves, for the first time in 50 years, have a modern defense plan according to the needs of Argentina today".
"The public should have the security that their Air Force is trained, capable, and hold a moral and spiritual philosophy; securing their interest in national defence, as stated in the Constitution", he added.
His closing statement, aside from commenting on his "excitement" with his new role, was that "there is a lot to do, all of which is important for today's criteria for public protection, coming from all types of work in defense, as requested by the government".