Venezuelan and Colombian authorities formally reopen the border

This Monday, authorities from the governments of Venezuela and Colombia formally reopened the border between the two nations, materializing diplomatic and commercial relations.

After the rupture of relations between these two brotherly countries, the president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, and his Colombian counterpart, Gustavo Petro, decided to return to the path of Peace Diplomacy, to unite these sisterly nations, aiming at growth and development of the welfare of their peoples.

During a press conference held on the Simón Bolívar bridge on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, the Minister for Transport, Ramón Celestino Velázquez Araguayán, stated: “This September 26 is a historic day! For both countries because the bonds of love, joy and fraternity are strengthened”.

Likewise, he highlighted the greeting to the people of Colombia by the constitutional president, Nicolás Maduro, who affirmed that both nations will advance in the total and absolute opening of the border.

He stressed that the border crossings from this Monday “are open with their commercial potential and the regulations of both customs of the countries. We are happy and from now on, we are writing history, this is an important act for both countries”.