Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez intends to meet on Tuesday with new President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos for talks to find way of restoring a diplomatic dialogue, the Colombian foreign minister said, RIA Novosti reported.
France Presse news agency said quoting Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin that President Santos hopes for an "honest and open dialogue" with Venezuela.
Relations between Colombia and Venezuela as well as with Ecuador have been tense since Colombian troops attacked a FARC camp in Ecuador last year. As many as 24 guerrillas, including a senior commander of the FARC, were killed in the raid.
Following a brief thaw, Chavez severed diplomatic ties with Colombia in late July after Bogota claimed that Caracas is helping leftist militants and produced photographs of alleged Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and National Liberation Army (ELN) camps in Venezuela.
Colombia's Santos called on Venezuela and Ecuador on Saturday to normalize relations which became strained under his predecessor.
Santos' inauguration ceremony, held at Bogota's central square, was attended by over 5,000 foreign guests from 80 countries. Heads of states and governments of 17 states, including Ecuador, were present. Chavez, however, did not attend the ceremony.