Colombia says not to withdraw accusations against Venezuela

22:43, July 28, 2010      

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The Colombian government said it will not withdraw its accusations against Venezuela at the upcoming foreign ministers' meeting of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR).

Last week, Colombian representatives at the Organization of American States showed pictures and video as evidence of the presence of Colombian guerrilla leaders in Venezuelan territory.

Venezuelan Foreign Minister Nicolas Maduro has asked Colombia to withdraw its accusations at the UNASUR meeting to be held in Quito next week. But Colombia has rejected the request.

"Colombia considers that it is necessary to discuss the practical and effective mechanism to avoid the presence of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia in Venezuela and prevent organized criminal groups in any other countries," Colombian Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez said.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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