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Venezuela seeks to re-establish military ties with Colombia, minister says

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CARACAS — Venezuela will seek to reestablish military ties with neighboring Colombia, the defense minister said on Tuesday.

Venezuela's General Vladimir Padrino tweeted that he was trying to get in touch with Colombia's Defense Minister Ivan Velázquez, saying Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro would "re-establish military ties between the two countries." He said it was because of the decision to

Colombia's Defense Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

The two countries are in the process of restoring diplomatic ties after Caracas completely severed diplomatic ties in 2019 from Colombia, which Caracas viewed as an invasion from Bogota.

His 2021 audit by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) found that the aid efforts of the former US Trump administration were not planned in line with humanitarian principles.

On July 28, the new Colombian government and Venezuela appointed ambassadors to their capitals, after years of diplomatic relations, to work to strengthen security along their shared border. Announced.

Colombia and Venezuela share her 2,219-kilometer border with dozens of irregular crossings and activities, including fuel and food smuggling and drug trafficking. Earlier, Colombian and Venezuelan officials exchanged blame for lack of security.

However, Colombia's newly appointed leftist President Gustavo Petro has already expressed his intention to re-establish and normalize border crossings. (Reporting by Vivian Sequera; additional reporting by Luis Jaime Acosta; editing by Aurora Ellis)