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Uribe and Correa chat at UNASUR meeting

posted by Kirsten Begg

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Colombian President Alvaro Uribe and Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa moved closer towards normalizing relations between the two nations with an informal chat at a Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) meeting in Quito Tuesday.

The two presidents talked during the lunch recess at the meeting, called to discuss UNASUR’s aid package to Haiti.

Uribe told a press conference that his meeting with Correa had been “very positive” and “contributed to the understanding that relations between the two nations are unbreakable relations of brotherhood”.

The two heads of state will meet again in two weeks at a summit in Cancun, Mexico.

Relations between the two Andean nations deteriorated following a Colombian attack on a FARC camp in Ecuadorean territory in March 2008, with both countries accused the other of failing to police the border region, which was plagued by illegal armed groups with links to drug trafficking. The relation between two countries began to improve after talks in September last year.

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