Mayor of the capital of Venezuela: Dialogue with the opposition “cannot be stopped”

30.09.2017, Venezuela.

The Venezuelan opposition has received proposals to resume dialogue with the government, Jorge Rodríguez, the Mayor of Caracas and the coordinator of the government delegation coordinator said at aborted talks with the opposition on September 28th, the TeleSUR TV-Channel reports.

The Venezuelan government delegation provided ways to overcome obstacles in dialogue with the opposition, who left failed to show up to the talks, which were planned to be held in the capital of the Dominican Republic.

We believe that we are close enough to overcome these obstacles,” Jorge Rodríguez said.

Commenting on the opposition’s non-participation in the talks in the city of Santo Domingo, Rodríguez called it a “real issue” related to its internal division, referring to the regional elections to be held on October 15th. Despite this, the head of the delegation remains optimistic that the crisis can be resolved: “The dialogue cannot be stopped,” Rodríguez wrote on his Twitter account.

The opposition itself justified its nonattendance by saying that a number of its demands to the government had not been met, in particular, political prisoners have not been released and foreign humanitarian aid has not been admitted into the country.

Talks between the Venezuelan government and its opposition calling itself “The Democratic Unity Roundtable” began on September 13th with the aim to resolve the political crisis in the country. The talks are organized under the leadership of the President of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina, and the former Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero.

President Medina also announced the establishment of the Accompanying Countries Commission, consisting of Mexico, Chile, Bolivia and Nicaragua, to follow the decisions agreed upon at the talks.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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