Achieving peace in Colombia is the best gift to the president of Venezuela, Hugo Chavez, said Tuesday Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, from presidential palace.

“We initiated a series of binational projects for the benefit of our people, the major objective was peace in Colombia and the region. If we have advanced more than ever with the FARC, this has been due to the commitment of Chavez”, said Santos.

The Colombian president sent his condolences to the family of the late president. “We offer Diosdado Cabello, president of the National Assembly and Nicolas Maduro, Venezuela’s Vice President, our support for Venezuela to have a peaceful democratic transition.”