Venezuela seeks to solve crisis with Colombia through dialogues

08:09, August 02, 2010      

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez said on Sunday at his weekly opinion column "Chavez Lines" that the only way to reach the peace with Colombia is through the dialogue.

"The dilemma is between the words or the bullets, this is, between taking a dialogue table to the peoples of the South America for the peace exercise or keeping the region in a climate of conformation with a high war danger," Chavez said.

Chavez said that his government has "actively fought for the peace."

"May these reflection serve, so, to understand the gravity of what is happening between Venezuela and Colombia and to write with ink our solved strong political will," Chavez added.

Finally, Chavez expressed the intention of his government to keep respectful ties with Colombia.

"We hope the new Colombian government understands that we do not have any other interest or wish," Chavez said referring to the inauguration of Colombia's President-elect Juan Manuel Santos to be held on Aug. 7.

On July 22, Chavez broke off ties with Colombia, after Bogota accused Caracas of hosting Colombian guerilla chiefs in its territory.

Source: Xinhua


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