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Maduro and Petro talked about normalizing the border crossing

The elected president of Colombia also seeks to restore human rights in the area

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, and the recently elected President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro; They held a telephone conversation this Wednesday to discuss the normalization of the border crossing, closed for almost seven years.

Through his account on the social network Twitter, the head of state explained that, in addition, other issues "about peace and the prosperous future of both peoples" were discussed.

Earlier, the newly elected president of Colombia, He pointed out that he initiated contacts with the Government of Venezuela to open the borders.

"I have communicated with the Venezuelan government to open the borders and restore the full exercise of human rights on the border," Petro wrote on his Twitter account.

The opening of the border is one of Petro's campaign promises, who assured that, if elected, he would take that step.

“I have to tell you that Cúcuta cannot be a city, it cannot prosper, it cannot overcome problems without opening the borders,” Petro said in early May at a rally in that city, capital of the Colombian department of Norte de Santander, where are the main border manors that communicate with the cities of San Antonio del Táchira and Ureña.

In February 2019, the Government of Venezuela announced the temporary and total closure of the Simón Bolívar, Unión and Santander bridges that communicate with the populations of Colombia on the western border of the country.

“The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela grants full guarantees to the Venezuelan and Colombian people to have safe border crossings. As soon as the gross acts of violence against our people and our territory are controlled, border normality will be restored!”, explained Executive Vice President Delcy Rodríguez.


  1. But they should put an end to the rattle by the troops in the countless checkpoints that are up to San Antonio and Santander port

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