The historian Ydelfonso Finol visualizes a process of diplomatic normalization
Últimas Noticias | July 24, 2022
By recognizing Nicolás Maduro as the constitutional president of Venezuela, the elected president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, opens a door for a refreshing of bilateral relations, historian Ydelfonso Finol said on Sunday.
“It is interesting that Petro said that the constitutional president of Venezuela is Nicolás Maduro. This allows a refreshing of relations between Venezuela and Colombia, and the normalization of contact between the embassies of our nations », he said during the program Here with Ernesto, broadcast on VTV.
He asserted that the brotherhood between Caracas and Bogotá is still in force, since it was determined by the Liberator Simón Bolívar, who this Sunday celebrates 239 years of his birth.
In his opinion, Colombia “manages to have a favorable leader” for its hopes after 200 years.
“Colombia and Venezuela are equal peoples, Bolivarians. We must rescue that and put aside the differences. We must rebuild with intelligence, diplomacy and great firmness the Bolivarianist relations between Venezuela and Colombia”, highlighted the author of the book The Bolivarian Doctrine.
Finol stressed that Bolívar’s thought is valid and is relevant for current geopolitics.