Venezuelan government and opposition began “constructive” dialogue

Both parties confirmed this Sunday to have held the first positive meetings, which will resume on September 3

The Government of Venezuela and the opposition confirmed this Sunday that they held “constructive meetings” over the weekend within the framework of a dialogue process that began last Friday and announced its continuation for next September 3.

In a statement shared by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry as the facilitating country of these meetings, both parties wanted to show “the follow-up” of the memorandum of understanding that they signed at a public event at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico, the country where they have been held out these encounters.

“Following up on the memorandum of understanding signed on August 13 in Mexico City, the Government of Venezuela and the Unitary Platform, we confirm that we have held constructive meetings with the facilitation of the Kingdom of Norway on August 14 and 15“, they indicated.

Likewise, they have referred to the point of this memorandum on “the importance of inclusion” in the dialogue, for which they have reported that they have discussed “the establishment of a consultation mechanism with political and social actors“.

On the other hand, they reiterated “their commitment” to the method established in the document as well as with “the utmost caution regarding the reservation and comments” of the process, for which they have communicated that, in light of this, they will be “prudent and concise.”

The memorandum of understanding establishes that the dialogue and negotiation process will be based on several points, among which the lifting of sanctions and the restoration of rights, the electoral guarantee, political coexistence, the renunciation of violence and the protection of the economy stand out.

The dialogues are led by the Government of the president, Nicolás Maduro, and the Unitary Platform, made up of four opposition parties, including Primero Justicia, led by Henrique Capriles; and Voluntad Popular, by Leopoldo López and Juan Guaidó.

K. Tovar

Source: CNN

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