The Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez said that he will
have “no type of relationship” with the Colombian government
and its president as long as Álvaro Uribe is at the presidency
of that country.
“As long as Uribe is the Colombian President I will have no relationship either with him or his government. I cannot, because of dignity,” Chávez said during an event in the western Táchira state.
Venezuela called back its Ambassador to Bogota, Pável Rondon, after freezing relation between both countries following Uribe’s decision to terminate Chávez’s mediation in the talks with rebel FARC for a swap of prisoners.