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Diplomats: Venezuelan government and opposition meet

Venezuela’s government and its opposition will resume long-stalled talks over the weekend aimed at finding a common way out of their country’s complex crisis, Norwegian diplomats announced on Thursday.

The announcement of the forthcoming discussions in Mexico City comes two weeks after delegates from both sides took part in a round table to address the Venezuelan crisis, promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Negotiations formally began in September 2021 in Mexico, but were suspended the following month when President Nicolás Maduro ordered his delegation to withdraw in protest against the extradition to the United States of a close ally.

“We announce that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the United Platform of Venezuela have decided to resume the dialogue and negotiation process in Mexico on November 26, facilitated by Norway,” tweeted the Embassy of Norway in Mexico. “There the parties will sign a partial agreement on social issues.”

Negotiations are expected to focus on a humanitarian aid program for the cash-strapped South American country, as well as conditions for a planned 2024 presidential election. by Juan Guaidó, will likely also discuss a US extension for oil giant Chevron to operate in Venezuela.

Venezuela’s government and its opposition will resume long-stalled talks over the weekend aimed at finding a common way out of their country’s complex crisis, Norwegian diplomats announced on Thursday.

The announcement of the forthcoming discussions in Mexico City comes two weeks after delegates from both sides took part in a round table to address the Venezuelan crisis, promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Negotiations formally began in September 2021 in Mexico, but were suspended the following month when President Nicolás Maduro ordered his delegation to withdraw in protest against the extradition to the United States of a close ally.

“We announce that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the United Platform of Venezuela have decided to resume the dialogue and negotiation process in Mexico on November 26, facilitated by Norway,” tweeted the Embassy of Norway in Mexico. “There the parties will sign a partial agreement on social issues.”

Negotiations are expected to focus on a humanitarian aid program for the cash-strapped South American country, as well as conditions for a planned 2024 presidential election. by Juan Guaidó, will likely also discuss a US extension for oil giant Chevron to operate in Venezuela.

By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org