Colombia's government has announced the end of a dispute with Venezuela over the capture of a Colombian leftist rebel leader by bounty hunters on Venezuelan soil.
Bogota released a statement Friday, saying the incident between the South American neighbors has been resolved, and that Colombian President Alvaro Uribe will meet with his Venezuelan counterpart, Hugo Chavez, on February 3 in Venezuela.
Officials in Caracas welcomed the development.
Colombia has acknowledged paying bounty hunters to capture Rodrigo Granda from Caracas and take him back to Colombia. Mr. Granda is a member of the rebel group known as the FARC.
Venezuela accused Colombia of violating Venezuela's sovereignty in what it says was a kidnapping. Colombia denied the accusation, saying the capture was a legitimate part of its war against the rebels.
Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.