Venezuela restores Colombia ties

Caracas decides to send back diplomats to Bogota after regional dispute is resolved.

    Chavez and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe, right, reconciled at a Latin American summit [AFP] 

    The Venezuelan government "decided to re-establish the normal functioning of its diplomatic relations with the government of the Republic of Colombia," the ministry said in a statement.

     

    A Colombian raid on a camp of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) in Ecuador last week had sparked the region's worst diplomatic crisis in years, with Venezuela and Ecuador sending troops to borders with their US-backed neighbour.

     

    Venezuela also cut ties with Colombia, but following a handshake at a regional summit on Friday, promised to withdraw its troops and quickly normalise relations.

    SOURCE: Agencies


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