The leaders of the two countries will meet for the first time after the deterioration of relations between the two countries in 2019.
The leaders of Colombia and Venezuela will meet for the first time since relations between the two countries deteriorated in 2019. Colombian President Gustavo Petro will meet with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro for lunch in Caracas, the capital of Venezuela, tomorrow, the Colombian Foreign Ministry said in a statement. During the meeting, it was reported that the relations between the two countries, the reopening of the borders and the reintegration of Venezuela into the Inter-American Human Rights system will be discussed.
It was stated that during the meeting, Petro aimed to revive the regional economy, to raise the interests of the Latin American bloc and the protection of the Amazon, while the meeting was a part of President Petro’s preliminary meeting program before the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27), which will be held between 6-18 November. reported.
Relations between Venezuela and Colombia deteriorated in 2019 after the Colombian government recognized Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s legitimate leader. Leftist Gustavo Petro, who came to power in Colombia on August 7, 2022, changed his country’s attitude towards Venezuela and reopened the border and embassies between the two countries.