Venezuela Orders Temporary Closure of the Border with Colombia

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.

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. ”


Source URL: Alba Ciudad with OT content

Translated by JRE/EF

Updated Feb/23: 11:04am