Invites the new Colombian president to rebuild the brotherhood between both peoples
Últimas Noticias | August 07, 2022
The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, congratulated the Colombian people and Gustavo Petro after his inauguration as President of Colombia, this Sunday in the city of Bogotá.
Through his Twitter account, the Head of State greeted the Colombian people and their new president.
«I extend my hand to President Gustavo Petro and the Colombian people, to rebuild brotherhood on the basis of respect and love. Let’s take advantage of this second opportunity mentioned by the new President of Colombia, for the sake of happiness and peace. Congratulations!” Maduro posted.
Likewise, in the video posted in the tweet, the president expressed his “congratulations to Colombia, to Gustavo Petro. We have seen the entire act of inauguration, and there we are: the sword, Bolívar, history. I extend my hand to the people of Colombia and to President Gustavo Petro to rebuild brotherhood on the basis of respect and love between peoples»
“It is the second opportunity, says President Petro, we must take advantage of it for the good, happiness and peace. For the peace of Colombia, for the peace of Venezuela.
“Congratulations, congratulations to all of Colombia, congratulations President Petro, may God bless you.”
Inauguration of Gustavo Petro
This Sunday, August 7, Gustavo Petro was sworn in as president of Colombia, until the year 2026.
Petro arrived walking from the Palacio de San Carlos to the Plaza de Bolívar in Bogotá in the company of his family and surrounded by thousands of Colombians who applauded him as he passed.
After receiving the presidential sash from Senator María José Pizarro, Petro requested the Military House that the sword of the Liberator Simón Bolívar be brought to the act, despite the fact that hours before the outgoing president Iván Duque denied permission to transfer said historical piece.
The event was attended by various personalities from international politics, among others, attended by: Alberto Fernández (Argentina); Luis Arce Catacora (Bolivia); Gabriel Boric (Chile); Rodrigo Chavez (Costa Rica); Guillermo Lasso (Ecuador); Xiomara Castro (Honduras); Laurentino Cortizo (Panama); Mario Abdo Benítez (Paraguay) and Luis Abinader (Dominican Republic).