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Spain asks for a dialogue in Venezuela that includes Guaid & oacute; and reiterates its willingness to “contribute”

September 18, 2019


Spain has advocated this Wednesday for the resumption of dialogue in Venezuela to find “a peaceful and negotiated way out” of the crisis in the country, although it has indicated that these talks must have the participation of “the main political actors”, including the self-proclaimed president in charge, Juan Guaidó, and has reiterated his willingness to “contribute.”

The acting Executive of Pedro Sánchez has expressed “his concern about the paralysis of the negotiations that had been taking place in recent months between Venezuelan actors with Norwegian mediation,” which began in May and culminated in August by decision of the Nicolás Maduro team.

As Guaidó himself said this week, he offered Maduro a transitional government in which neither of them were present to lead the country to a “real” presidential election, revive the Venezuelan economy and get humanitarian aid to enter country.

Maduro rejected this offer and responded this week by signing an agreement with four minority parties of the Venezuelan opposition, the so-called National Mesa, to initiate a new dialogue with a view to future political forces that wish to join.

“The Government of Spain reiterates its conviction that the solution to the deep multidimensional crisis that the country is going through can only be achieved through a peaceful and negotiated exit between Venezuelans leading to the holding of early presidential elections with due democratic guarantees,” he said. the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, EU and Cooperation in a statement.

However, he has indicated that “these negotiations between Venezuelans must have the participation of the main actors in the country, obviously including the representation of the president in charge, Juan Guaidó, and the political forces with the highest number of seats in the National Assembly,” stressing that “this is not the case of the National Board presented on September 16”.

Spanish diplomacy has also considered that any new negotiation between Maduro and Guaidó “must start from the progress made in the Oslo process.”

In addition, Spain has reiterated “its willingness to contribute, in the way that it may be most useful, to the process of generating the conditions that will allow it to resume, as soon as possible, a negotiation process of the described characteristics”.

Until then, the Spanish authorities have urged “the Venezuelan actors involved and the international community as a whole to strengthen and accelerate the response to the serious humanitarian crisis that the country is going through.”

“This crisis is aggravated day by day, with the consequent impact on the recipient countries of Venezuelan migrants”, so “attention to the humanitarian crisis must be urgent, without waiting for them to register at the level of the solution policy the desired advances “, he has wielded.