Venezuela opposition to meet Maduro envoys in Norway-mediated talks in Barbados

epa07697740 Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido (C), waves a Venezuelan flag during an opposition protest, in Caracas, Venezuela, 05 July 2019. The protesters marched from the headquarters of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) to the General Agency of Military Counter Intelligence (DGCIM). EPA-EFE/MIGUEL GUTIERREZ

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Venezuela’s opposition will meet with representatives of President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Barbados for talks mediated by Norway, as part of efforts to resolve an ongoing political crisis.

Opposition leader Juan Guaido, who has been recognized as Venezuela’s rightful leader by more than 50 governments, has said any talks must lead to a sustained solution to the crisis and cannot be used by the Socialist Party to buy time.

Norway’s government in a statement said the talks would take place this week.

Many in the opposition mistrust dialogue proceedings given that previous efforts ended without agreement and Maduro’s critics broadly saw them as a stalling tactic.

 

Via Reuters

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