MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) - Colombia will withdraw diplomats from Venezuela as soon as possible to ensure their security, Colombian Foreign Minister Carlos Holmes Trujillo said on Saturday.
"[The Colombian government] organizes withdrawal of [diplomatic] officials [from Venezuela] to Colombia as soon as possible to protect their lives and ensure their immunity," the minister said, as quoted by the Foreign Ministry's statement.
The ministry pointed out that Colombia was not recognizing Maduro as the president of Venezuela.
"Colombia does not recognize legitimacy of usurper Maduro. Colombia recognizes [opposition leader] President Juan Guaido and is grateful to him for invitation for Colombian diplomatic and consular officials to stay on the Venezuelan soil," the ministry added.