The Colombian government on Wednesday condemned the North Korean attack on a South Korean island and expressed solidarity to its Asian ally.
According to a press release on the Foreign Ministry’s website, Colombia “condemns the use of force by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea which goes against declarations of the United Nations Security Council in which in called for a full respect for the Korean War Armistice Agreement and encourage a peaceful settlement of outstanding issues related to the Korean peninsula.”
Following Tuesday’s artillery attack, which was responded by South Korean fire and forced the capitals of the two Koreas to beef up security at the northern border, the Colombian government calls on communist North Korea to strictly follow Security Council resolutions and abstain from using violence or threats of violence against its neighbor.
Lastly, “the government and the people of Colombia extend their solidarity to the Republic of Korea for the tragic defevlopments and reaffirm their historic solidarity.”
Colombia and South Korea have enjoyed decades-long diplomatic relations. The Asian country is one of the few in the world where Colombians can travel without visa.