• Short Summary

    Celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Maracaibo on Tuesday (24 July) led to the easing of relations between Venezuela and Columbia.

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    GV Presidents of Venezuela and Columbia in parade
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    2.
    GV Flags
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    3.
    SV Presidents stand for anthems
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    4.
    SV Parade
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    5.
    SV PAN sword carried on gun carriage
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    6.
    GV Parade continues
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    7.
    SV INTERIOR - Presidents enter reception room
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    SV INTERIOR - officials seated PAN TO MV Presidents seated at table, right: Caldera, left: Pastrana Borrero
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    CU Presidents
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    10.
    SV Officials
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    11.
    MV & CU Presidents signing and exchanging documents
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    Initials ES. 1800 ES. 1820



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    Background: Celebrations of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Lake Maracaibo on Tuesday (24 July) led to the easing of relations between Venezuela and Columbia. The South American neighbours have disputed for more than three years ownership of oil deposits in the Gulf of Venezuela.

    Only recently, Columbia had taken steps to bring the dispute before the International Court of Justice, at which point Venezuelan authorities refused to negotiate further.

    But following Wednesday's celebration, President Rafael Caldera of Venezuela and Misael Pastrana Borrero of Columbia signed an undertaking to settle the dispute by negotiation. Meetings will begin immediately on the foreign Ministry level.

    The oil fields under the Gulf of Maracabio are believed to contain vast reserves. They city of Maracaibo, Venezuela's second largest, was built largely on the wealth from oil already flowing from dozens of derricks that dot the Gulf.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA483WV4IG1JHNHCDKK43UCHB3A
    Media URN:
    VLVA483WV4IG1JHNHCDKK43UCHB3A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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