Venezuelan Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said that the Venezuelan armed forces will begin to restore contacts with their Colombian counterpart as soon as possible.
“I have received an order from Venezuela’s Commander-in-Chief of the Venezuelan Armed Forces, Nicolás Maduro, to immediately contact the Colombian Ministry of Defense to restore our military contacts,” the Defense Minister said in a statement posted on the website of the Venezuelan Ministry of Defense. official Twitter account on Tuesday.
Notably, on August 7, the inauguration of the new President Gustavo Petro, the first left-wing president in the history of Colombia, took place in Colombia.
Upon taking office, Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced his readiness to normalize relations with Colombia, knowing that the two countries severed diplomatic relations in February 2019 after the former Colombian government recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the “interim president” of Venezuela. .
Petro had a telephone conversation with Maduro, in which he discussed the issue of opening borders between the two countries.
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