Colombian Foreign Minister Jaime Bermudez said that Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will be available to meet with Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa at the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) meeting to be held in Quito next Tuesday.
Bermudez said Wednesday that while no appointment has officially been organized between the two heads of state, Colombia is keen to continue rebuilding ties with Ecuador.
Relations between the two Andean nations deteriorated following the 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 improved after talks in September last year.
Bermudez confirmed that he will meet with his Ecuadorean counterpart Fander Falcon at the Quito meeting. Correa called the meeting to discuss UNASUR’s aid package to Haiti.