The Venezuelan opposition confirms its readiness to resume negotiations with the Maduro government

The opposition parties of the Single Platform of Venezuela have expressed their readiness to resume the negotiations that began in Mexico with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.

“The Delegation of the Single Platform of Venezuela reaffirms the full readiness of the Venezuelan people, the Kingdom of Norway, the accompanying countries and the international community to resume the negotiating agenda, which is more topical and urgent than ever,” he said. the platform in a statement released this Friday.

The trial has been suspended since the government delegation withdrew in protest against the extradition of Alex Saab, an alleged Maduros figurehead, to the United States.

The Venezuelan opposition confirms its readiness to resume negotiations with the Maduro government
The Venezuelan opposition confirms its readiness to resume negotiations with the Maduro government

“The discussion of judicial reform is on the suspended agenda. It is an indispensable prerequisite for restoring democracy to the crisis background, “emphasized the Unitary Platform.

In addition, the platform warns the international community of an escalation in hate speech by the ruling party. “We want to draw the international community’s attention to an escalation in hate speech and threats by the regime towards the leadership of the democratic alternative,” he stressed.

“In the face of these events, we reaffirm that our voice continues to serve the majority and will continue to bear the testimony of the indictment of all civil and military victims who have suffered human rights abuses and whose testimonies are known to the world today.” , “he adds.

Finally, the Unitary Platform reaffirms its commitment to reaching agreements that will alleviate the serious crisis in Venezuela and restore democracy.

In the same way, the US envoy for Venzuela, James Story, has called on the government to resume the negotiations opened in Mexico and “leave the excuses”.

Story gave an interview to the news portal Monitoreamos in which he reiterated his support for the opposition leader Juan Guaidó as interim president of Venezuela and his support for a “softening” of the sanctions as long as the democratic path is resumed.

“We want both sides to return to the dialogue table, to the negotiations in Mexico, because there we are ready to relax and change the sanctions as long as there is a return to democracy,” he said.

As for Guaidó, “let us keep our firm support for the democratic forces in the country and for the interim President Juan Guaidó and the National Assembly.”

In relation to Caracas’ call for Álex Saab to be released, Story pointed to the importance of the separation of powers in democracies. “The executive power cannot tell the judiciary what to do or not to do,” he argued. “We in the executive don’t have the capacity to change decisions in the judiciary, and that’s how it should work. Mr Saab faces justice and there we shall see, ”he added.

Similar Posts