“We continue in the dialogues and ratify the full respect of the established guidelines. We urge everyone to take care of this negotiation effort among Venezuelans” said the head of the delegation of the Bolivarian Government and Sectorial Vice President of Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez, in the framework of the Norway talks.
This was expressed by the spokesman when referring to a statement issued by the Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway, and which Rodriguez posted on his account of the Twitter social network @jorgerpsuv, a post with the tag #DialogoAvanza .
Rodriguez spoke at the request of the Norwegian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ine Eriksen Soreide, that the parties be cautious in their statements regarding the process at the negotiation table in Barbados, in order to comply with the agreed rules for dialogue.
Below, the full statement by Norway’s MFA:
Royal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway
Date: July 18, 2019
Press release on Venezuela
We report that the representatives of the main political actors of Venezuela continue the negotiations initiated in Oslo in the framework of a [negotiation] table that works continuously and expeditiously.
We emphasize the need for the parties to take the utmost caution in their comments and statements regarding the process, in compliance with established guidelines. For the sake of the negotiations, it is important that the parties be given the necessary space to move forward in a constructive environment and that the confidentiality of the process be respected by all.
“I hope that the parties progress in the search for sustainable solutions for all Venezuelans. I reiterate my gratitude to the Government of Barbados for its hospitality,” said the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Norway, Ine Eriksen Soreide, through this document.
Translated by JRE/EF