El Universal in English | 11/10/2008 12:00:00 AM
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.
"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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