On Monday, February 7, the United Nations (UN) asked the government of Venezuela and the opposition to resume the dialogue in Mexico.
Farahn Haq, spokesperson for the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, stated, “The Secretary General urges the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Unitary Platform of Venezuela to resume negotiations and remain fully committed to an inclusive and meaningful dialogue.”
Haq added that Secretary General Guterres urges the international community to support a negotiated solution to resolve the current situation in Venezuela. “The secretary-general reiterates his support for Norway’s role as facilitator, and calls on all members of the international community to support a negotiated solution that belongs to and is run by Venezuelans themselves,” declared Haq.
When asked if the UN has received a formal request to coordinate the negotiation, the spokesperson commented, “We were asked, on Friday [February 4], about the Venezuelan dialogue, and what I can tell you is that, at this moment, the United Nations has not received any formal request.”
Last year’s negotiations had been suspended in October 2021 after the kidnapping of diplomat Alex Saab by the United States. In this regard, President Maduro has stated that there would have to be “positive changes” in Alex Saab’s situation for the government could resume the talks with the Venezuelan right.
Featured image: UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres wants resumption of Mexico Talks. File photo
Translation: Orinoco Tribune
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