Foreign Minister Arreaza: Colombia uses Venezuela as a wild card to hide their serious problems
The Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, categorically rejected the statements made this Tuesday by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Colombia, Carlos Holmes Trujillo, after the meetings held by the Colombian diplomat with officials of the Department of the Treasury and Department of State of the United States.
In this regard, the People’s Power Minister for Foreign Relations denounced – in a message posted on his Twitter account @ jaarreaza – that the New Granada government uses Venezuela as a “wild card” in an unsuccessful strategy to distract public opinion from the crisis of the peace process, the growing drug industry and the violence unleashed in Colombia.
La estrategia de tratar de distraer a la opinión pública de la crisis del proceso de paz, la creciente industria de la droga y la violencia desatada en Colombia, usando como comodín a Venezuela, ya no les funciona. Parecen disco rayado. Pero además un muy mal disco y muy rayado https://t.co/URq0LMIeLX
— Jorge Arreaza M (@jaarreaza) July 16, 2019
The statements of the Colombian foreign minister, which denote an open subordination to Washington’s foreign policy regarding Caracas, highlight the interventionist position of his government in the internal affairs of Venezuela.
The Foreign Minister of Colombia suggested, among other matters and without proof, alleged links between President Nicolás Maduro and the Colombian National Liberation Army (ELN) and other “terrorist organizations” in the world.