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Colombia dismisses "tensions" with Venezuela for naval exercises in the Caribbean

Nov 11 -- Foreign Minister of Colombia Jaime Bermúdez denied that there will be diplomatic tensions with Venezuela due to the military maneuvers in the Caribbean between the South American country and Russia.

Colombia dismisses "tensions" with Venezuela for naval exercises in the Caribbean

Bermúdez said that, if necessary, the issue could be discussed by the South American Council of Defense, according to statements released on Monday.

"We have spoken with Russian and Venezuelan officials on the issue and both have made clear that such maneuvers will not take place in waters bordering Colombia. The situation is clear and definite. If it were any regional concerns on the issue, the matter would be brought to the South American Council of Defense," Bermúdez told Colombian newspaper "El Tiempo," DPA reported.
 
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