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Venezuelan president expresses wish for peace with Colombia

08-11-2010 09:32 BJT

BOGOTA, Aug. 10 (Xinhua) -- Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez arrived on Tuesday in Colombia's Santa Marta city to meet with his Colombian counterpart Juan Manuel Santos.

Upon his arrival, Chavez expressed his will "to build peace."

Chavez arrived at the Simon Bolivar airport of Magdalena department, and was welcomed by local authorities.

Chavez said that his meeting with Santos will be "the first and extraordinary," aimed to restore the diplomatic ties.

Chavez said: "We will begin with the will, the love to patiently begin building what was broken, but we have enough resources to build the best ties between Colombia and Venezuela."

On his part, Santos said: "We will do all possible for the ties to be each day more normal. I hope from all my heart this to be good, I ask God and Libertador (Simon Bolivar) to light President Chavez and me, so we can take the right decisions."

The meeting will take place in the San Pedro Alejandrino beach, where Simon Bolivar passed away in 1830.

The Colombian authorities deployed 1,500 police and army troops in Santa Marta to guard the place where the two presidents will meet.

Venezuela broke up its diplomatic ties with Colombia on July 22, after Bogota blamed Caracas for allegedly hosting Colombian guerrilla chiefs in its territory.


Editor:Zhang Pengfei |Source: Xinhua

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