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 simple reason: there is oil galore, would suffice to explain Guyana's actions. Another explanation lies in the little or none efforts made by the Venezuelan government to thwart the move by the Guyanese. This is certainly not a new problem, but a problem only recently highlighted because oil is involved. But what other resources does the disputed area hold? For most of us it is a section on the map with black and white stripes on it, a depiction of something distant, alien, a nothingness not worth paying much attention to in geography classes back in elementary school.