Venezuelan FM Rejects Statements by His Colombian Peer

 The Venezuelan Foreign Minister rejected his Colombian counterpart's discussion of Venezuela's internal affairs with representatives of the US Government in Washington.
The Venezuelan Foreign Minister rejected his Colombian counterpart’s discussion of Venezuela’s internal affairs with representatives of the US Government in Washington. | Photo: EFE

The Venezuelan diplomat denounced that these theories aim to distract attention from the growing internal problems of the Colombian government.

July 16 (teleSUR) Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza has rejected the statements made by his Colombian counterpart, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, who is fulfilling an agenda in the United States.

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During his visit, Holmes Trujillo reiterated the accusations of an alleged connection between the Venezuelan government and Colombia’s National Liberation Army (ELN).

In this regard, the Venezuelan diplomat denounced that these theories aim to distract attention from the growing internal problems of the Colombian government.

The strategy of trying to distract public opinion from the crisis of the peace process, the growing drug industry and the violence unleashed in Colombia, using Venezuela as a wild card, no longer works for them. They look like a broken record. But also a very bad and very scratched record’ Arreaza wrote.

According to press reports, the visit by the Colombian Foreign Minister to the United States includes among its points the treatment of the Venezuelan issue with authorities of the northern nation.

The Colombian Foreign Ministry announced meetings in Washington with members of the U.S. Treasury Department, Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, security advisor John Bolton and Elliot Abrams, special representative for Venezuela.

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