Venezuela's government has handed over a letter to Colombia's diplomatic representative rejecting allegations of an incursion by the Venezuelan Army into the neighbouring country's territory.
The document was delivered by the vice-chancellor for Europe, Yvan Gil, to the Colombian charge d'affaires, German Castaneda.
It said the Venezuelan Government categorically rejects the incident report dated August 28, 2017, regarding the alleged entry into Colombia by a group of military officials into Cerro La Cortica, in the northeastern province of Guajira.
The letter stated, ""The Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela has verified, through investigations carried out directly at the site by the Ministry of Defense, that the events described in the aforementioned note never happened."
The document continued, "It has become common practice for Colombia to resort to the dissemination of false facts and false news regarding the situation at the border, and even more seriously, this leads the Colombian government to commit diplomatic misconduct which damages the relationship between both nations."