Washington regrets termination of US/Venezuela military exchange program
George W. Bush administration Monday rejected as unjustified
Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez' decision to end a military
exchange program with the United States.
"We regret Venezuela's decision to put an end to what has been
a fruitful relationship," Adam Ereli, spokesman for the US Department
of State, said in connection with the cancellation of a 35-year-old
program of bilateral military exchange.
"We think it is an unfortunate (move); we certainly think it
is unjustified because this (military) cooperation has been
very fruitful for both countries," he said.
Chávez on Sunday announced that the Venezuelan government
indefinitely cancelled any military exchange and joint operations
with the Unites States.