Venezuela Receives Positive Answer from Montevideo Mechanism

Caracas, Apr 9 (Prensa Latina) The Vice-Minister of Communications, William Castillo, described on Tuesday as positive the response of the signatory countries of the Montevideo Agreement to the call of the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, to dialogue without violence.

In statements to the press, the vice-minister of Foreign Affairs recalled that on April 6 the president asked Mexico, Bolivia, Uruguay and the member nations of the Caribbean Community to serve as mediators for a peaceful solution to the conflict facing the South American country.

In this regard, Castillo reported that authorities involved responded positively on Monday, in order to accompany on the basis of respect for the principles of sovereignty established in the Venezuelan Constitution, in the resolution of political disputes through negotiation.

On the other hand, he regretted that ‘the European Union continues to talk about transition and uses an interfering language when it is only necessary to clarify points inherent in the peace and security of an economic, social and political climate that allows an unconditional dialogue as the Head of State exhorts.

‘The Venezuelan government has never stopped talking to the opposition, the will has always materialized in contact, sometimes very formal and sometimes informal,’ he said.

In this sense, he affirmed that Maduro maintains the position of exchanging criteria in the first instance with the people, under the premise that true reconciliation depends on justice, reparation for victims of hate crimes, healing of wounds, and ‘in this framework of dialogue any agenda can be generated.

In the same vein, Edwin Rojas, member of the national board of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela, explained to the press that the Executive proposes five points with all sectors of the country for the beginning of the talks.

He argued that respect for sovereignty and peace, the lifting of unilateral measures, as well as mechanisms to peacefully settle political differences and respect for the non-interference of other governments in the internal affairs of Venezuela, are the guidelines for the exchange.

‘We go to dialogue with the Constitution of the Republic, not with norms that are not in the magna carta. The struggle of the Revolution is so that the right to have a political, social model must prevail by democratic, constitutional means, that is the real battle,’ concluded Rojas.


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