(CNN Spanish) — This Sunday Armando Benedetti arrived in Caracas, who was appointed by Gustavo Petro as the new ambassador of Colombia in Venezuela, to reestablish bilateral relations that were broken in 2019, when the government of Iván Duque recognized Juan Guaidó as interim president of that country.
Benedetti told several media outlets that this Monday at 5 p.m. (local time) he will be receiving credentials from Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and commented that he will take advantage of that meeting to ask when the president will be able to meet with Gustavo Petro. .
The Colombian ambassador, who arrived accompanied by his wife, was received by Rander Peña, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela.
For his part, Carlos Faria, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, welcomed the Colombian Foreign Minister on his Twitter account. “We enthusiastically welcome the Ambassador of Colombia in our country, Armando Benedetti @AABenedetti, confident and full of hope that this will be a new beginning to deepen the ties of brotherhood and cooperation between our peoples and thus move forward together into the future,” Faria detailed.
The Colombian Presidency also reacted on Twitter to Benedetti’s arrival: “We ratify the will of the #GovernmentOfChange with the reestablishment of relations with Venezuela and attention to Colombians. We begin to work for the reconstruction of the social and human fabric that unites us.” .