In addition, the creation of an inter-parliamentary friendship group was approved.
Previously, the Venezuelan Parliament approved the initiation of negotiations with the Colombian Legislature to normalize diplomatic relations and verify good commercial practices between both nations.
These steps followed the communication sent by the President of the Senate of Colombia, Juan Diego Gómez, with the proposal of the Colombian Upper House to create a bilateral commission to work on these issues.
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"We begin a special session to appoint a parliamentary commission similar to the one approved by the Colombian Senate this Monday. Let's move forward in improving relations between Colombia and Venezuela and let's not pay attention to Duque's frothing rage, which is already more past than the present."
After receiving the communication, the President of the NA, Jorge Rodríguez, stated that the Venezuelan side is "fully willing to initiate the process expressed in said proposal in the terms and times that we agree upon for such purposes."
During the session, Deputy Zambrano valued that "there is a mutual recognition because what is expressed in the two communications symbolizes the recognition of the Colombian Parliament to the Venezuelan Parliament."
He also expressed: "We want a border that is not marked by crime, we want a border that allows for the economic growth of both countries, we want relations marked by peace, this has been a priority element of this National Assembly."
Despite these gestures, Colombian President Iván Duque publicly stated that he, and not the Senate, directs Colombian foreign policy and will not negotiate with Venezuela.