The Presidential Commissioner for Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, Julio Borges, held a working meeting with Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo on Friday. The main objective of the meeting was to join forces and establish strategies against narcoterrorism sponsored by the Nicolás Maduro regime.
During a joint statement between Borges and Holmes Trujillo, they said they will work together against armed groups and criminals that seek to “destabilize the peace of Colombia under the protection of Nicolás Maduro’s regime”, said the Colombian foreign minister, referring to the video published by the narcoterrorist aka Iván Márquez.
“The Colombian government and the government of President Juan Guaidó, aware of the risk that this threat implies, will work jointly and immediately to combat armed groups outside the law that act on the shared border with Venezuela and that intend to destabilize the region”, said Foreign Minister Holmes during the press conference in Bogotá, Colombia.
The Colombian representative said that they will not rest in denouncing internationally the threat sponsored by the Maduro’s dictatorship or in putting pressure to capture the individuals that appear in the video starring Marquez.
For his part, Borges began his message to the press saying that what affects Venezuela affects Colombia and vice versa. “For us it is alarming that, in addition to all the problems and tragedies generated by Nicolás Maduro’s dictatorship, the absolute backing of terrorist groups is added with such openness”, said Borges.
The Commissioner for Foreign Relations recalled that Venezuela has been suffering and knowing of this relations for many years between the usurper’s regime and terrorist groups “not only local and regional armed groups, such as the ELN, but also groups that promote terrorism in other latitudes such as Hezbollah”.
“Maduro has become, more than a dictator, an outlaw state that promotes terrorism at the regional level. In Venezuela there is no money to eat, there is no money for medicines, but tragically there is money to destabilize the democracies of the region”, Borges added.
The representative of Guaidó pledged to turn on the alarms so that the democratic world realizes the great threat that Nicolás Maduro represents. Borges also said that the message of the narcoterrorist, aka Iván Márquez, is related to the Sao Paulo forum that took place in Caracas last July.
“They want to destabilize the democracies in Colombia, in Peru, in Panama, in Ecuador, in Chile, in Argentina. It is a continental project. This is the moment of leadership, this is the time to work together, this is the time to have the courage to defend the values of freedom, of democracy, of justice”, remarked Borges.
Holmes Trujillo congratulated Borges on his new appointment and offered his support for the responsibilities that have been bestowed upon him. The Colombian representative also thanked the support and solidarity received by the legitimate government of Venezuela to face the threats that could affect the security of the entire Latin American region.