Colombian FM to meet with her Venezuelan counterpart on Friday
Via telephone call, Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín confirmed her meeting with newly appointed Foreign Minister Elías Jaua, who appreciated the "friendly and fraternal expressions" he has received from some of his regional counterparts
"Colombian Foreign Minister María Ángela Holguín expressed her willingness to take concrete steps in order to strengthen all areas of cooperation with Venezuela," the Venezuelan Foreign Ministry said in a communiqué.
Holguín confirmed her visit to Caracas through a telephone call held with the Venezuelan FM, who expressed his gratitude for the "friendly and fraternal expressions" he has received from some of his regional counterparts, Venezuelan state-run news agency AVN cited.
On Wednesday, the newly appointed foreign minister met with Argentinean Planning Minister Julio de Vido in an attempt to "reinforce Venezuela-Argentina trade."
A shipment of over 30,000 tons of phosphate arrived at Puerto Cabello port in late July on board the Shi Long Ling, a Chinese-flagged vessel that began its long journey in northern Africa. The cargo boat docked on July 26 after traveling more than 3,200 nautical miles. Undoubtedly, this would just be considered one in many cargo ships crisscrossing the oceans if it were not for the fact that Venezuela has denounced Western Sahara occupation by Morocco and yet purchases the territory's natural resource products from the occupying power.