Venezuela Welcomes Norway’s Announcement On Beginning of Dialogue

Caracas, May 17 (Prensa Latina) Vice-President of Venezuela, Delcy Rodriguez, celebrated on Friday Norway”s pronouncement on a first rapprochement for political dialogue between the Caracas government and the opposition based in the European country.

In a message posted on Twitter, the senior official reiterated the intention to develop talks proposed by President Nicolas Maduro.

The president ratifies and reaffirms the path of dialogue as the only way for understanding among Venezuelans in the framework of the defense of peace and respect for sovereignty, Rodriguez wrote.

According to a press release issued by the Government of the European nation, this week the representatives began an exploratory phase among the main Venezuelan political actors as a formula to achieve a solution to the Venezuelan context.

Norway commends the parties for their efforts. We reiterate our willingness to continue supporting the search for a peaceful solution,’ the text stressed.

This week, the Venezuelan president announced that the vice-president of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, remained in an important mission in Europe.

The president of the National Constituent Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, revealed that part of the national opposition was willing to dialogue with the government in secret.

The political leader confirmed that after months of refusal, representatives of the right asked the Executive to start negotiations to solve the political crisis.

There is no need to be afraid of dialogue, because dialogue does not mean capitulation or surrender, it simply means talking about issues that are common to find a meeting point,’ he said.

International media had reported on possible secret talks between government representatives and the Norwegian-based Venezuelan opposition.

Although it had not been confirmed until today, agencies such as Reuters ensured the presence of leaders from both sides separately with a team of mediators from the European country with experience in negotiations.


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