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Colombia recalls ambassador in Venezuela for consultations

Colombia calls in ambassador to Venezuela for consultations amid border dispute

Colombia recalls ambassador in Venezuela for consultations

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- President Juan Manuel Santos has called in Colombia's ambassador to Venezuela for consultations amid a dispute involving the closing of a major border crossing and a weeklong crackdown on Colombian migrants and smugglers.

The move comes a day after foreign ministers from the two countries met but failed to reach an agreement.

On Thursday, Santos said he had ordered his foreign minister "to call in our ambassador to Venezuela for consultations." The move is considered the diplomatic equivalent of lodging a complaint.

He complained Venezuelan authorities hadn't let Colombia's People's Defender enter a border city.

The crisis was triggered a week ago when gunmen Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claimed were Colombian paramilitaries shot and wounded three army officers on an anti-smuggling patrol. More than 1,000 Colombian migrants have been deported.


Updated : 2021-09-25 20:51 GMT+08:00