Get our newsletter delivered directly to your inbox
I have already subscribed | Do not show this message again
Your email has been successfully registered.
The Bolivarian leader thanked Colombian president-elect Petro for sending his future foreign affairs minister to a meeting to normalize relations between both nations.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro described as successful the meeting on Thursday between the Bolivarian Foreign Affairs Minister Carlos Faria and Colombia's Foreign Minister-Designate Alvaro Leyva Duran.
"It was a successful and extraordinary meeting... Colombia and Venezuela meet again, in peace and love, looking to the future," he said, and thanked Colombian President-elect Gustavo Petro for sending his future foreign minister to the meeting that took place in Venezuelan territory.
During their meeting, Faria and Leyva Duran addressed 14 topics, among which was the analysis of the opportunities that the normalization of diplomatic and commercial relations open up for the border areas of both countries.
“We are sister nations and we have to march together and united to seek peace and integration,” Maduro said, commenting on the progressive opening of the land border between Colombia and Venezuela.
The US has applied more than 500 illegal UCM against Venezuela to subdue us.
They persecuted food companies, blocked accounts, stole assets and kidnapped Ambassador Alex Saab.
Over the last two decades, relations between these South American countries have been tense due to the animosity of the Colombian right-wing governments towards the Bolivarian Revolution.
A bilateral crisis began in 2015 after Venezuela deported Colombians who were implicated in the attack on Bolivarian soldiers and in smuggling activities in the state of Tachira. This decision led the closure of the border crossing through the Simon Bolivar International Bridge.
After the Colombian presidential elections in June, Gustavo Petro and Nicolas Maduro spoke of their mutual interest in reopening the borders and resuming the cordial history of economic, political and cultural relations between their countries.
Indigenous communities of #Colombia will celebrate the Summit of native peoples focused on the theme "Walking unity." The event seeks to strengthen the unity and struggles of ancestral communities for peace, territories and life. #IndigenousPeoplespic.twitter.com/fB8OM0aV28