Venezuela plans to restore military relations with Colombia

Venezuela plans to restore military relations with Colombia

Venezuela plans to re-establish military relations with Colombia, after the inauguration of Gustavo Petro to power last Sunday.

This was indicated by the Minister for Defense, Vladimir Padrino López, who indicated that he will contact his Colombian counterpart, Iván Velásquez; following instructions from President Nicolás Maduro.

“I have received instructions from Commander in Chief Nicolás Maduro to establish contact with the Colombian Ministry of Defense to reestablish military relations,” said Padrino López, during a Delivery and Reception Act of the Inspector General’s Office of the FANB.

It should be remembered that relations between Venezuela and Colombia came to an end in 2019, after the participation of then President Iván Duque, in destabilizing actions and coup attempts.

However, before the inauguration of the current president, Gustavo Petro; The Minister for Foreign Relations, Carlos Faria, met with the Foreign Minister appointed by Petro, Álvaro Leyva, to coordinate actions to restore relations between the two countries.

Among the agreements is reopen the bordergradually, which has been closed since 2015.

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