After a long wait, this June 30, the Colombian authorities opened the Colombian consulate in San Cristóbal, border municipality and home to a large number of citizens of the neighboring country.
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EL TIEMPO learned exclusively that this date will be the opening day to serve the population. It was also known that it worked in the same house where the headquarters were installed until relations between the two countries were broken.
It is expected that June 30 will be the inauguration and operations will formally begin on Monday, July 3, «providing all the services of the consulate. It was a promise and we are going to fulfill it,» the source excludes this newspaper.
In Caracas the situation is not advancing. The head of that mission, Fulvia Benavides, is in charge of the opening efforts, however the diplomat expects to take vacations in the coming days.
In addition to that, there is still a need for more staff and adequate space. Also that the machines from the registry office arrive, to carry out processes such as documentation of Colombians.
ANA MARIA RODRIGUEZ BRAZON