President Nicolás Maduro welcomes Colombian Chancellor Álvaro Leyva in Miraflores

The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro Moros, welcomed this Tuesday at Miraflores Palace the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Colombia, Álvaro Leyva, who is on a work visit to the country.

Leyva arrived in Venezuela on Tuesday and was received at the Simón Bolívar International Airport by his Venezuelan counterpart, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations, Carlos Faría.

The president held this meeting with the Colombian Chancellor accompanied by the First Combatant Woman, Cilia Flores de Maduro.

The meeting serves as a framework to advance the cooperation agenda for the benefit of both nations.

The visit of Chancellor Álvaro Leyva Durán coincides with a meeting in Caracas between the Colombian Peace Commissioner and the Ejercito de Liberación Nacional (National Liberation Army – ELN) guerrilla, in which they signed a communiqué, with the mediation of Venezuela as guarantor of the dialogue for peace.

The Bolivarian Government of Venezuela aspires to consolidate this new effort between the parties, so that the people of Colombia may overcome this long period of conflicts that would strengthen Latin America and the Caribbean as a zone of peace, making progress in the Bolivarian effort of union and prosperity for our peoples”, highlights a statement from the Chancellory.

Venezuela and Colombia reestablished diplomatic relations at the end of last August, after the formal designation of ambassadors.

Later, on September 26, economic relations were restored after the opening of the common border between both nations.