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Kirchner with Unasur support to meet Chavez and Uribe early August

Saturday, July 24th 2010 - 03:32 UTC
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The former Argentine president is in permanent contact with Rafael Correa and Lula da Silva The former Argentine president is in permanent contact with Rafael Correa and Lula da Silva

Former Argentine president and Union of South American Nations, Unasur chairman Nestor Kirchner will hold talks during early August with the presidents of Venezuela and Colombia in an attempt to mediate an understanding between the two countries, according to reports from the Argentine government news agency Telam.

Following claims before OAS that Venezuela “tolerates” Colombian guerrillas in its territory, on Thursday President Hugo Chavez cut off diplomatic relations with Bogotá.

Kirchner with the support of Unasur members and in permanent contact with Brazil’s Lula da Silva and Ecuador’s Rafael Correa is scheduled to meet President Chavez in Caracas August 5 and the following day with President Uribe and president-elect Juan Manuel Santos in Bogotá.

Mr. Kirchner will also participate in the official swearing in ceremony of President Santos that will take place August 7. Santos is Uribe’s former Defence minister.

Telam said Kirchner has been “in permanent contact with Brazil’s Lula da Silva, Ecuador’s Correa (formally Unasur pro tempore president) and other regional leaders to coordinate actions that help find a quick solution to the serious situation between the neighbouring countries”.

The agency added that Kirchner will collaborate with the mediation efforts to be started by President Correa.

Ecuador, on request from Venezuela has said it is considering convening a Unasur council meeting to address the diplomatic dispute.

Brazil and other Unasur members want the issue to be discussed in the framework of the regional organization of which Untied States is not a member, and thus away from the influence of Washington.

The original Colombian presentation with claims that several FARC leaders (Colombian guerrillas) and 1.500 combatants at some time have taken refuge in camps located inside Venezuela was aired by Bogotá at the OAS in Washington.

Categories: Politics, Latin America.

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  • briton

    and just what will argentina do to help them
    i know [back me and i will bendover] start pushing genltemen

    Jul 24th, 2010 - 09:37 pm 0
  • harrier61

    Wouldn't it be good if Nestor joined Hugo on a 1500 mile distancing to the east?

    Jul 27th, 2010 - 11:29 am 0
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