The Foreign Ministry ordered this norm to relocate diplomatic personnel in Venezuela and move towards the reopening of the consulates in the country. The Colombian ambassador to Venezuela, Armando Benedetti, described the order of the Government of Colombia as “great news”.
Colombian President Gustavo Petro and Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva signed Decree 2270, this Monday, November 28, which seeks the return of the diplomats who were expelled from Venezuela in 2019, due to the break in relations between the two countries during the presidency of Iván Duke, reviewed Week.
The document defines the labor guarantees for civil servants, “that on February 23, 2019, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela suspended diplomatic and consular relations with the Republic of Colombia and, consequently, expelled from Venezuelan territory all the diplomatic and consular officials of Colombia who were in that country”, could be read in the document.
Thus, The Foreign Ministry ordered this norm to relocate diplomatic personnel in Venezuela and move towards the reopening of the consulates in the country.
“Arrange for the relocation in the foreign service of diplomatic personnel in view of the situation produced by the reestablishment of diplomatic and consular relations with the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, of the Auxiliaries of the Diplomatic Mission who provided their services in that country”, article one is mentioned. of the decree.
Officials, once they are relocated, will receive the salary and benefits regime established for those who provide their services abroad in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
This decree is made known after the ambassador in Venezuela, Armando Benedetti, requested speed in the appointment of diplomatic personnel in Venezuela for the normal restoration of relations between the two nations.
However, the diplomat took the opportunity to point out that the Foreign Ministry needs to expedite the processes that allow the reopening of the consulates closed during the term of Iván Duque.
He also described as “great news” the order of President Gustavo Petro. Through his Twitter account, Benedetti indicated: “We need these officials active to continue carrying out the purpose that the government of Gustavo Petro has delegated to us, to work for the successful reestablishment of relations with Venezuela,” he said.
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