The vice president of Venezuela, Delcy Rodríguez, informed through her account on the social network Twitter that the Venezuelan government has decided on the “temporary total closure” of the Simón Bolívar, Santander and Unión bridges, on the border between Venezuela and Colombia, ” due to the serious and illegal threats attempted by the Government of Colombia against the peace and the sovereignty of Venezuela. ”
Earlier the President of the National Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, denounced from the Border with Colombia that the Government of Ivan Duque closed all land transit from Colombia to Venezuela and viceversa to forbid the entry the Clap boxes that the Venezuelan government wanted to deliver to the needy people of Cúcuta.
La verdad sobre el cierre de la frontera colombo-venezolana: 👇
"Ha sido el gobierno colombiano el que ha cerrado la frontera (vehicular) para que no pase la ayuda de Venezuela al pueblo de Cúcuta (+20mil cajas CLAP)", dijo @dcabellor desde el #ConciertoPorLaPazyLaVida. #22Feb pic.twitter.com/HYQcLhlwtM
— ✽ Orlenys 🍁🍃 (@OrlenysOV) February 22, 2019
In addition, Rodriguez noted that “the Bolivarian Government of Venezuela gives full guarantees to the Venezuelan and Colombian people to have safe border crossings. As soon as the gross acts of violence against our people and our territory are controlled, border normality will be restored! ”
Similarly, the vice president of Venezuela said that, “in demand of respect for elementary rules of international law, we demand Ivan Duque (president of Colombia) to stop his infamous actions and stop facilitating the territory of Colombia to make attempts, following orders of Donald Trump, against the right of Venezuelans to live in peace and in sovereignty. ”
El Gobierno Bolivariano informa a la población que, debido a las serias e ilegales amenazas intentadas por el Gobierno de Colombia contra La Paz y la soberanía de Venezuela, ha tomado la decisión de un cierre total temporal de los puentes Simón Bolívar, Santander y Unión!
— Delcy Rodríguez (@DrodriguezVen) February 23, 2019
Translated by JRE/EF
Updated Feb/23: 11:04am