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De Brún urges dialogue between Colombia and Venezuela

30 July, 2010 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP Bairbre de Brún has today urged restraint between Colombia and Venezuela following an increase in tensions between the two countries.

Speaking today Ms de Brún said:

“There has recently been and increase in tenions between the Venezuelan government by the outgoing Colombian President which many in the region are concerned are a pretext for justifying external intervention into Venezuela.

“The way forward is not through accusation and threat but indeed respecting the national soveignty of countries in the region and mutual repect and dialogue between the countries governments.

“I would strongly urge the new president in Colombia to examine all avenues towards a peaceful resolution to any problems between the two countries and a restoration of diplomatic processes.

“In the meantime what must happen is that the territorial integrity of Venezuela should be respected and no interventions be designed by any agency or country that would counter that.” 

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