Venezuela and Colombia to partially reopen border



    Venezuela and Colombia to partially reopen border

    Aug.12, Colombia and Venezuela have agreed to partially reopen their border, almost a year after it was closed, reports said.

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro announced that the frontier would be opened on Saturday. During the first stage only pedestrians will be allowed to cross in five places along the 2,200km (1,370 miles) border.

    Maduro shut the border on security grounds. Many Colombians were expelled, and bilateral trade has since fallen. The two presidents said that the five crossings would be open daily from 08:00 to 20:00 local time. 

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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