Maduro argues that the first point of the dialogue will be to ask the opposition to abandon the coup

He added that the agenda for negotiating with the opposition will include their “accountability” for “resources they have given the United States”.

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, announced this Friday that the first item on the agenda to be dealt with in future negotiating agreements is the opposition’s commitment to abandon the coup.

“This makes an agenda with my team. The first point we are going to raise is that this extremist opposition renounces the coup d’état, interventionism and demand for invasions against the country and the constitution and legitimate powers of the country acknowledges, “he said. Maduro said.

Maduro argues that the first point of the dialogue will be to ask the opposition to abandon the coup
Maduro argues that the first point of the dialogue will be to ask the opposition to abandon the coup

Likewise, he added that as a second point, the opposition will include that the opposition “hold to account all the resources it has made available to the United States government to conspire and return all bank accounts”. “Rescue all resources stolen from the Venezuelan state,” he added.

“Citgo and Monómeros Companies”, subsidiaries of the state-owned Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA) in the USA and the Venezuelan petrochemical company Pequiven in Colombia, “are returning to the hands of the Venezuelan state institutions.”

He also insisted on his intention to “speak”. “They want to talk, I want to talk. Let the European Union come, let the United States government come, let the Norwegian government come, let the contact group come, let those who want to come,” he added to recap to repeat that the talks can take place in Venezuela as well as “in another country”.

“Desperately they (the opposition) realize in the end that they have to speak to the ruling and majority power of Venezuela, the Bolivarian power, the patriotic power that seeks peace and prosperity in the homeland,” Maduro also emphasized.

Hours earlier, the Venezuelan Defense Minister Padrino López invited all international organizations and governments to Venezuela to “observe the dialogue processes” and at the same time called for the end of the blockade and the sanctions imposed on it. Country.

“We all want to live in a country where there is not only personal but also collective development opportunities,” he said.

In recent days, several Chavismo personalities have welcomed the dialogue proposal put forward by opposition leader Juan Guaidó, but recalled that those who are now seeking dialogue have been part of the destabilizing attempts of recent years.

The “number two” of Chavismo, Diosdado Cabello, thought Thursday was “very good” that the opponents wanted to speak, but that “nobody should forget” that “five or six years ago they were the guarimberos”.

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