Colombia, where the left-wing government was born, launched a restoration of diplomatic relations with Venezuela in South America, which had been severed, and resumed cargo transportation between the two countries for the first time in seven years.
Attention is being paid to whether it will lead to the elimination of Venezuela's international isolation and escape from economic stagnation.
The anti-American left-wing Venezuelan Maduro government, which is supported by China and Russia, and the Colombian right-wing government, which has taken a pro-American route, have been in conflict, and cross-border logistics between the two countries has been cut off since 2015.
However, last month, Mr. Petro, a leftist who took office as president of Colombia, changed his policy and launched a restoration of diplomatic relations with Venezuela, and on the 26th, cargo transportation between the two countries resumed for the first time in seven years.
Government officials from both countries, including President Petro of Colombia and Minister of Transport Velázquez of Venezuela, attended the ceremony held at the border bridge. did.
On the other hand, Venezuela's President Maduro also expressed his intention to welcome it, saying on his Twitter account that it was a "historic and extremely significant day."
Attention is focused on whether the normalization of relations between Venezuela and Colombia will lead to the elimination of Venezuela's international isolation and escape from economic stagnation.