Fernando Marin, said.
"The Venezuelan government has told us that it's important for them to have Colombian presence in the Orinoco belt. It's something that we're eager to talk about," Marin told Dow Jones Newswires.
Allowing for Colombia's presence in the Orinoco belt would be a surprising gesture by Venezuela, given the recent diplomatic disputes between both countries, which escalated to threats of war in March. Chavez has threatened on several occasions to shut imports from Colombia.
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