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Colombia to reestablish ties with Venezuela: Brazil

Colombia will shortly reestablish ties with Venezuela amid a long row over alleged harboring of rebels that sparked concerns of a wider conflict, a Brazilian presidential spokesman said on Monday.

world Updated: Aug 10, 2010 07:42 IST

Colombia will shortly reestablish ties with Venezuela amid a long row over alleged harboring of rebels that sparked concerns of a wider conflict, a Brazilian presidential spokesman said on Monday.

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos told his Brazilian counterpart by phone that the two nations would make the announcement "in the coming hours," a spokesman said.

Venezuela broke off diplomatic relations with Colombia on July 22, one week after Santos's predecessor, Alvaro Uribe, accused it of harboring some 1,500 leftist rebels from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and National Liberation Army (ELN), Colombia's second-largest guerrilla force.