Venezuela and Colombia will reestablish diplomatic relations at an ambassadorial level

Colombia was one of around 60 countries to reject Venezuela’s 2018 presidential election, which was boycotted by the opposition.

Venezuela and Colombia will reestablish diplomatic relations at an ambassadorial level when leftist president-elect Gustavo Petro takes office in Bogota on August 7, representatives of the South American neighbors said.

Relations between the two countries were broken in 2019 after Colombian President Ivan Duque refused to recognize the reelection of his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro.

Duque instead backed the claim of opposition leader Juan Guaido to be Venezuela's acting president.

Colombia was one of around 60 countries to . . .

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