The vice president of Vox SpainJavier Ortega-Smith, has defended this Sunday, in an act with members and supporters in Melilla, that “there is no room for debate in the unquestionable Spanishness of the city”. In his turn, Ortega-Smith has asked “to protect the customs, traditions and the Melilla’s Spanish identity that so much is being lost, stop immigration and allow the economic development of the city.
The number 2 of the formation led by Santiago Abascal He has pointed out that Melilla “is a historic city, Spanish like any other”. “We do not accept either asking for forgiveness or being permanently under threat from those who put our security and autonomy at risk or at least try to,” he declared.
In front of a hundred people, in an act held at the Hotel Melilla Puerto as part of the campaign take care of yours beginning its formation, Ortega-Smith has even defended that «the border (with Morocco) was better closed» because before its closure in March 2020 due to the covid-19 crisis “Melilla looked like a health center” for Moroccans seeking free health care at the Regional Hospital, in reference to the Moroccan women who gave birth at the Melilla health center.
The national parliamentarian has highlighted that his party is committed to “respecting our sovereignty and giving us a future” and for this he has stated that “it is also necessary to give visibility to the Melilla city», both for the Government of Spain such as that of the Autonomous City, through «a true dissemination campaign so that every last corner of Spain and Europe know that here you have a Spanish city, a city that is worth coming to, a city that can be very pleasant to work and develop your life ».
Ortega-Smith has said that with the campaign take care of yours They also want to emphasize that “in the neighborhoods is where our homeland is.” I dare say that in Melilla It is where you can best highlight, to exemplify, what a city of Spainand therefore, that it is not an exception, that it is not always negative news”, which is why he has said that “its Spanishness is unquestionable”.
In his opinion, “Melilla has become exceptional, because it is increasingly exceptional for a person to say I’m going to Melillasince it has been forgotten by all the national governments of all colors”, asserted the vice president of VOX, Jose Ortega-Smithsince he has ensured that his visit aroused interest “among the passive opposition in the city.”
The vice president of Vox Spainin addition to starring in the ‘Take care of yours’ event with members and supporters of his party, he has attended the commemoration event this Sunday, March 19, 2023, of the 248th anniversary of the Survey of the Siege of Melilla that avoided the siege of the troops of the Sultan of Morocco between December 9, 1774 and March 19, 1775.