News ID: 255057
Published: 0924 GMT June 30, 2019

Sources: Venezuelan gov’t, opposition to restart negotiations

Sources: Venezuelan gov’t, opposition to restart negotiations
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro (R) and opposition leader Juan Guaido

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro’s government and opposition leader Juan Guaido’s team will restart negotiations to try to resolve the country’s crisis, three people familiar with the talks said.

The three people told Reuters that both sides had not yet decided whether to hold the discussions in Oslo, where previous talks were held, or in Barbados.

Two of the people said the talks would begin next week.

Norway’s government encouraged both sides to meet in Oslo in May, but they were unable to reach any agreement to resolve the economic and political crisis that has driven more than four million Venezuelans to flee abroad.

Few details have been released about the contents of the talks between representatives of Maduro and Guaido, who assumed a rival presidency in January and denounces Maduro as illegitimate after securing reelection last year in a disputed vote.

Guaido said on Twitter on Friday that he had received backing from allies to “begin a new round of consultations with national and international leaders,” without giving more details.



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