Venezuela opposition says it will meet Nicolas Maduros envoys in Norwaymediated talks

first_img Best Of Express Nicolas Maduro, venezuela, venezuela president, venezuela crisis, Juan Guaido, venezuela socialist party, world news Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (Source: Carlos Becerra/Bloomberg)Venezuela’s opposition will meet with representatives of President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Barbados for talks mediated by Norway, the parties involved said Sunday, as part of efforts to resolve an ongoing political crisis. Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez on Twitter posted the statement by Norway’s government. His office did not reply to a request for comment.Guaido in January invoked the constitution to assume a rival presidency after dismissing Maduro’s 2018 re-election as a fraud. He does not control state institutions, largely because the country’s military continues to back Maduro.As a stalemate was setting in by May, Guaido’s allies reluctantly agreed to hold talks in Oslo.Many in the opposition mistrust dialogue proceedings given that previous efforts ended without agreement and Maduro’s critics broadly saw them as a stalling tactic. Norway says Venezuela opposition and government talks to continue Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been recognized as Venezuela’s rightful leader by more than 50 governments, has said any talks must lead to a sustained solution to the crisis and cannot be used by the Socialist Party to buy time.“The Venezuelan people, our allies and the world’s democracies recognize the need for a truly free and transparent electoral process that will allow us to surpass the crisis and built a productive future,” Guaido’s office said in a statement.Norway’s government in a statement said the talks would take place this week. Advertising By Reuters |Caracas | Published: July 8, 2019 7:37:21 am Related News NRC deadline approaching, families stranded in Assam floods stay home center_img Sources in June had told Reuters that opposition representatives were preparing another round of talks.Maduro on Friday defended the Norway-backed dialogue process, while Guaido the same day said there would never be a good moment to mediate “with kidnappers, human rights violators, and a dictatorship.” Advertising In undecided Congress, first open call for Priyanka: She should be party chief Karnataka: SC to rule today, says Speaker’s powers need relook Post Comment(s) Disappointed Venezuelans lose patience with Guaido as Maduro hangs on Third round of Venezuela talks to start as soon as next week last_img

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