Headline | 7/22/2009 12:00:00 AM
Increased US military presence in Colombia tenses relations with Venezuela
Colombia’s minister of Foreign Affairs, Jaime Bermúdez, said that the cooperation deal which is currently being planned with United States is an internal issue and should not concern neighboring states. “Some third countries have expressed some concern regarding the agreement. We have always said that this agreement applies exclusively to Colombia”, so Bermúdez. “We have never had a position that could be seen as an interference in the internal affairs of other countries”.