Led by representatives of Nicolás Maduro’s regime and the Venezuelan opposition Juan QuitoThe talks, suspended since October last year, will resume in Mexico at the weekend.
Maduro insisted on the venue for the talks in the Mexican capital, hours after it was announced earlier by Norwegian diplomats. Parties sign a partial agreement on social matters He also insisted on questioning US economic sanctions.
This agreement, as indicated, aims to address Social needs and public service problems By recovering the assets of the country of Venezuela International Financial System.
“We will see later that other issues can be discussed with this sector of the opposition,” he asserted.
“The world should be clear on that, we are negotiating with a sector that is looking for Venezuela military intervention” and indicated that the Venezuelan dictator “responds to the instructions” of Washington.Nobody is going to force anything on us, not even now”.
Head of the regime’s delegation and president of the Chavista National Assembly, Jorge RodriguezThat said, it’s a good deal.
Funds go Strengthening the health system, restoring electrical infrastructure and schools And in the care of those affected by the torrential rains in the South American country over the past few months, it has been reported.
Conversations are expected to focus on a project Humanitarian aid to Venezuela As well as conditions Presidential election Scheduled for 2024.
The Conversation again Representatives of the Madurista dictatorship and the opposition will meet at a round table in Paris two weeks later to address Venezuela crisis.
The round table was attended by Jorge Rodriguez and Gerardo Blayde Representatives of the Maduro dictatorship in Mexico.
Through dialogue, Maduro seeks to obtain all sanctions against his administration and senior officials, including himself.
The opposition, for its part, said in a statement that it “comes to dialogue with urgency and willingness, once and for all, to find concrete and genuine agreements.” Solutions to humanitarian crises”; In particular “conditions guaranteeing inter alia and the construction of institutions, Free and visible elections”.
Talks – which formally began in September 2021 after a memorandum of understanding was signed in Mexico a month earlier – have been suspended since October last year, when Maduro ordered his delegation to withdraw in protest. Extradition to the United States of the businessman Alex Sapp.
Saab — who is of Colombian descent and whom the Maduro government appointed as its diplomatic representative and included him as a delegate to the talks at the last minute — was arrested. Cape Verde In June 2020, after stopping in that country on his way to Iran to carry out a humanitarian mission that, according to Venezuelan officials, “gave him immunity”.
Maduro added that Saab’s wife will be part of the panel when the reinstatement is resolved, without giving details. Saab has been charged in the US Laundering hundreds of millions of dollars through corrupt deals with Maduro.
Norway’s attempt to participate as a promoter is seen by many as similar to the failed attempt in 2019. International community A reason to move towards a hope A peaceful and negotiated exit Political, Social and Economic Crisis in Venezuela.
The United States, among dozens of other countries, recognized Quito as interim president. President of the National Assembly (2016-2021), argued that Maduro was re-elected in 2018. Fraudulent elections.
(With information from The Associated Press)
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