Chavez says ties with Colombia to improve greatly

13:47, August 20, 2010      

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez Thursday said his country's relations with Colombia "will be much better than before" after the restoration of diplomatic ties.

Chavez said Colombian Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin's ongoing visit to Caracas showed both countries respect each other.

Traveling with Holguin were Colombian Defense Minister Rodrigo Rivera, Trade Minister Sergio Diaz-Granados, Transportation Minister German Cardona, and national planning director Hernando Jose Gomez.

Venezuela severed its ties with Colombia last month after the latter, under then President Alvaro Uribe, accused Caracas of sheltering Colombian guerilla chiefs on its soil.

On Aug. 10, Chavez and newly sworn-in Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos met and agreed to reestablish diplomatic ties.

Holguin arrived in Caracas Thursday for discussions on economic, social and border issues between the two countries, in an effort to implement the agreement reached by Chavez and Santos during their meeting.

Chavez said the border issue was particularly important as there were various problems along their border, including rebels, drug trafficking and kidnapping.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:张茜)

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