President-elect of Colombia initiates contacts with Venezuela | News


Within the framework of his campaign promises, the elected president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, promised to normalize border activity with Venezuela, and this Wednesday the next president took the first steps in that direction.


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The leader of the Historic Pact coalition, a platform that led him to the Presidency of Colombia, began a dialogue with the Government of Venezuela to open the borders between the two countries, where the passage of goods is not allowed today.

Closed for almost seven years, Petro now seeks to restore activities on the border between the two nations, which do not maintain diplomatic relations.

“I have communicated with the Venezuelan government to open the borders and restore the full exercise of human rights on the border,” tweeted the president who will take office on August 7.

In his campaign, Petro said: “I have to tell you that Cúcuta cannot be a city, it cannot prosper, it cannot overcome problems without opening the borders.”

Cúcuta is the capital of the Colombian department of Norte de Santander, where the main border manors are located that communicate with the cities of San Antonio del Táchira and Ureña.

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, congratulated Petro on Sunday for his victory in the second electoral round for the Presidency of Colombia

“I congratulate Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez, for the historic victory in the presidential elections in Colombia. The will of the Colombian people was heard, which came out to defend the path of democracy and peace. New times are in sight for this sister country” The president wrote on his Twitter account.

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