Little is known, however, about the precise content of the talk and the two diplomats limited themselves to just giving an account of the meeting.
“From the Permanent Mission of Colombia in New York, we met with Foreign Minister Álvaro Leyva, in the context of the reestablishment of our diplomatic relations, with the aim of advancing in development and mutual benefit. We continue the route of the Great Homeland! Faria wrote.
The Colombian Foreign Ministry account said this: “In the framework of the United Nations General Assembly, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Peace, @AlvaroLeyva held a meeting with his Venezuelan counterpart @Fariacrt.”
Caracas and Bogotá are advancing on a joint agenda that was established on July 28 at a meeting between Leyva and Faría in which they agreed to the gradual reestablishment of diplomatic, consular and commercial relations, and the reopening of the 2,200 kilometers of border they share.
On Sunday, representatives of the National Assembly (AN, Parliament) of Venezuela and the Colombian Congress will meet at the border.
The Colombian Congress today appointed a commission that will meet with Venezuelan peers first in Villa del Rosario, a city of enormous historical value because the Constitution of Gran Colombia was drafted there in 1821, and then they will cross the border into Venezuelan territory.
“We will be senators, representatives to the Chamber and representatives of the National Assembly of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela at the border, in Cúcuta and Villa del Rosario. We will have an agenda to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood; We will be accompanied by representatives of the National Government, local governments and the governors of Norte de Santander and Táchirá,” said Colombian senator Gloria Flórez, according to the El Espectador website.
It is estimated that there will be some 30 representatives of the Venezuelan AN, including its head, Jorge Rodríguez.
“We received them at the Simón Bolívar bridge and headed to the historic monument of Villa del Rosario, to the temple where the 1821 Constitution of Gran Colombia was signed. It is a symbolic and very powerful place. Then we hope to be able to cross the bridge to the Seniat, on the Venezuelan side”, concluded Flórez.