The government of Germany wants the spokespeople of the Venezuelan extreme right to engage in a ”negotiation” process with the authorities of the Bolivarian government, without clarifying the reasons behind its suggestion.
Through a post on his Twitter account, the state secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office, Miguel Berger, commented on conversations he had on this matter with Gerardo Blyde, member of the Venezuelan extreme-right opposition.
In his post, the German diplomat stated that he and Blyde had spoken ”about the urgency of initiating comprehensive negotiations. This process must be led by Venezuelans and must re-establish democratic institutionality and human rights.”
Conversé con @GerardoBlyde y otros representantes de las fuerzas democráticas en #Venezuela 🇻🇪 sobre la urgencia de iniciar negociaciones integrales. Este proceso tiene que ser dirigido por venezolanos y restablecer la institucionalidad democrática y los derechos humanos. pic.twitter.com/flJCjkmYQ9
— Miguel Berger (@MiguelBergerAA) June 30, 2021
Gerardo Blyde heads a delegation representing the opposition faction linked to former deputy Juan Guaidó. This group has traveled to several countries, asking for support for Guaidó’s recent call to initiate dialogue with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
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Germany belongs to the European Union which, after treating Guaidó as the ”president” of the ”interim government” of Venezuela for the last two years, has not referred to him as ”president” on several occasions this year, particularly since Chavismo won the National Assembly election of December 2020 and assumed charge of the parliament on January 5, ending five-year opposition control.
One month after the inauguration of the new National Assembly, Berger received the fugitive from Venezuelan justice, Leopoldo López. In that meeting Berger ratified the support of his government for the Venezuelan extreme right.
🇩🇪 & 🇻🇪! Reunión interesante con @Leopoldolopez. Alemania sigue apoyando a las fuerzas democráticas en #Venezuela con el objetivo de encontrar una salida a la crisis a través de elecciones presidenciales libres, justas y creíbles! pic.twitter.com/DdZmCRAnTx
— Miguel Berger (@MiguelBergerAA) February 4, 2021
Regarding the terms of the eventual negotiation or dialogue between Chavismo and factions of the Venezuelan opposition, the extreme right continues to insist on a narrative in which it demands ”fair” presidential elections. However, the guidelines for the procedure of the presidential elections are clearly explained in the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
Meanwhile, President Nicolás Maduro Moros has emphasized the need for the opposition to recognize the legitimate government and to guarantee the return of all resources and assets stolen from the nation through the promotion of the unilateral coercive measures imposed on Venezuela by the US government.
Featured image: A representation of the Guaidó faction met Miguel Berger, state secretary of the German Federal Foreign Office, in Germany. Photo: Twitter/@MiguelBergerAA
(RedRadioVE) by José Manuel Blanco Díaz
Translation: Orinoco Tribune