Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Tuesday he is hopeful for improved relations with the United States, a day after meeting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.
Maduro met Kerry in Colombia's coastal city of Cartagena after the signing of a major peace deal between leftist guerrillas and the Colombian government.
"I ask that God bless the results of the meeting and that Venezuela opens a new era of relations with the United States," Maduro said during his weekly hours-long show on state television, adding that the pair spoke for 40 minutes.
U.S. Republican candidate Donald Trump said in July that the United States would "end up being Venezuela" if his rival, Democrat Hillary Clinton, were to win the White House in November's vote.
Maduro has in the past called Trump a "bandit and thief."