Venezuela and Colombia consolidate relations amidst the renewal of diplomatic ties

The new Colombian ambassador to Venezuela, Milton Rengifo, delivered credentials this Wednesday to the President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, as part of the international protocol for his accreditation.

The protocol ceremony was held in the Sol del Perú Hall of Miraflores Palace, in the city of Caracas, to consolidate the relations that Bogotá and Caracas managed to renew after the arrival of President Gustavo Petro to the presidency of the South American country.

Rengifo was appointed on June 5; He is a political scientist and served as Undersecretary for the Environment and then for Local Affairs and Citizen Development.

From 2000 to 2006, he was an auxiliary magistrate in the Supreme Court of Justice.

Between 2006 and 2010, he was an adviser to the Legislative Work Unit of then Senator Gustavo Petro.

Between 2012 and 2015, he worked at the Bogotá Mayor’s Office in the Government and Environment Secretariats.

For 12 years he worked for then-senator Gustavo Petro, as a legislative adviser in the Colombian Congress.

He worked as an independent consultant with the European Union and also with the National Learning Service (SENA) where he held the position of Director of Community Management at the Bogota Water Company.

The ties between the two nations, which established diplomatic relations on November 27, 1831, are currently going through a good moment.