The Colombian government reviewed the logistics for the reopening of the border with Venezuela, scheduled for this Monday, September 26. The Minister of Commerce of Petro, Germán Umaña, said that, in the act this Monday, “our anthems will sound and then the trucks will pass, which are programmed so that the border will never be closed again.”
The Colombian government reviewed, this Sunday, September 25, the logistics for the reopening of the border with Venezuela, scheduled for this Monday, September 26.
The Minister of Commerce, Industry and Tourism, German Umana, He reported that, together with the Minister of Transportation, Guillermo Reyes, the Governor of Norte del Santander, Silvano Serrano, officials from the authorities involved in foreign trade, and Migration Colombia, they reviewed all the aspects that involve the opening of the border with Venezuela.
Today with @MinTransporteCo, @GoberNorte and officials of the authorities involved in foreign trade, as well as immigration @MigracionCol, we review all the logistics involved in opening the border with Venezuela. We are ready! #OpenBorders 🇨🇴🤝🇻🇪 pic.twitter.com/GwQHxthhra
– German Umaña Mendoza (@GermanUmanaM) September 25, 2022
“We are ready! Open Borders,” said the Colombian minister, through his Twitter account.
On the eve of border reopening with Venezuela, after the resumption of bilateral relations, agreed by the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, and the ruler Nicolás Maduro, the officials of the neighboring country toured the Simón Bolívar Bridge.
The Minister of Commerce said that, this Monday, September 26, starting at 9 in the morning, the protocol acts will be carried out, with the presence of the authorities of Colombia and Venezuela.
“The protocol acts will be held in which we and the Venezuelan authorities will be, we will give each other the pertinent greeting (…) our anthems will sound and then the trucks will pass, which are programmed so that the border will never be closed again,” he asserted. the official.
Minister Umaña said that both countries are working on the reopening of the two consulates.
He recalled that, on Saturday in September, the Defense Ministers of both countries, Iván Gómez Velásquez, and General-in-Chief (eg) Vladimir Padrino López, met to discuss security issues. At that meeting it was agreed to install technical work tables.