Venezuela: Government and opposition agree to dialogue

13.07.2019, Oslo.

The Venezuelan authorities and opposition, in their negotiations in Barbados, came to an agreement on establishing a commission to resolve the political crisis, the official website of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on July 11.

Norway mediated the negotiations. “A negotiation table has been established that will work in a continuous and efficient manner to reach an agreed-upon solution within the framework of the (Venezuelan) constitution. The two sides are expected to carry out consultations in order to advance the negotiations,” the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs reports.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide stressed the importance of the parties showing utmost caution in their comments, and she confirmed “the spirit of cooperation” of the negotiations.

The crisis in Venezuela began in January 2019. The manifestations of the pro-US opposition have taken tens of lives. The USA and a number of Western countries escalated the economic and political pressure on the government, and they froze Venezuela’s bank accounts. Recognizing the speaker of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó as “president,” they openly threatened the leadership of the Bolivarian Republic.

Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency

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