Colombian government broke communications with Venezuela

The Chancellor of the Republic, Jorge Arreaza, lamented the position assumed by the government of President Iván Duque, of breaking communications with Venezuela: “I do not have communication myself with Chancellor Holmes Trujillo”.

“It is irresponsible that the foreign ministers of two countries with such a strong populational, economic, social and cultural dynamics, we do not communicate,” expressed the official in statements to the press from the Liceo Andrés Bello high school, in Caracas, after participating in the electoral simulation convened for this Sunday.

Arreaza evoked the havoc that the Colombian armed conflict has left in the Venezuelan people over the last 60 years, with the incursion into the national territory of paramilitary groups and armed bands, making room for drug trafficking and smuggling.

This, he continued, has cost Venezuela not only human lives, but a very high investment for the mobilization of military and security forces on the common border with Colombia.

Echoing the message sent by President Nicolás Maduro to his Colombian counterpart, Arreaza asked Duque to leave behind the obsession with Venezuela, and to dedicate to the real problems of Colombia. “Stop traveling around the world to talk about the Venezuelan migration, and dedicate to achieve the Colombian peace for which the people elected you”.