Maduro's ambassador to Colombia presented credentials to Petro's government
This Wednesday, Felix Plasencia delivered them officially completing the reestablishment of relations between Caracas and Bogota.
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Venezuela's former foreign minister arrived last weekend in Bogota, the country's capital. He was only waiting to formally present his credentials and take office.
For his part, Armando Benedetti held a meeting with Nicolás Maduro in Miraflores last Monday, where they exchanged points of view on the relations between both countries.
After the meeting he met with the board of the National Assembly at the Legislative Palace in Caracas.
In an interview with Efe, Benedetti pointed out that what former President Iván Duque did was a mistake in diplomatic relations, for which he says it is likely that President Gustavo Petro may withdraw the request.
If this action were to materialize, experts in the matter consider that it would be something symbolic, since it would have no effect since the Prosecutor's Office started the investigation in November 2021.
Benedetti also indicated to have requested Maduro to reopen the border and reestablish the air connection between both countries as soon as possible in three or four months maximum, however, Maduro does not consider prudent to do it in that period of time because he is worried about security and drug trafficking issues.
They are considering the possibility of supplying themselves with Venezuelan gas.
Colombia assured that it will advocate with the United States to alleviate the sanctions that weigh on the Venezuelan president's administration.