Petro and Maduro will meet for the first time at the border

The presidents of Colombia, Gustavo Petroand Venezuela, Nicolas Madurowill be found in the Venezuelan side of the border of both countries for the first time to sign a trade agreementl, official sources confirmed this Thursday.

"We arrive in Santo Domingo (Venezuela) where we await President Nicolás Maduro and head to San Antonio to attend the meeting with President Gustavo Petro to sign the partial scope agreement of a commercial nature 28"informed the Colombian ambassador in Venezuela, Armando Benedetti.

The meeting was confirmed to EFE by sources from the Colombian Presidency, who added that it will be to sign the trade agreementwhich will serve to deepen the diplomatic relations that both countries resumed at the end of last year.

Petro is already in the Colombian city of Cúcuta, capital of the department of Norte de Santander, where it maintains a dialogue with community boards of this department, in the first point of the agenda that is more than three hours late.

Both countries resumed their diplomatic relations, broken in 2019, after Petro came to power in Colombia last August, a process that continued with the reopening of the border in September, after seven years closed to vehicular traffic and with the reactivation of the Air connection in November.

This will be the third formal meeting of the two leaders, of which the first two took place in Caracas and none of them have taken place in Colombia.

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