Norways Remediation Commission and the opposition did not reach an agreement

 Norways Remediation Commission and the opposition did not reach an agreement

Dag Nieland, head of the Peace and Coordination Office of the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said on the 8th that he was in contact with the Venezuelan Government and the opposition in order to determine the time for the next round of dialogue between the two sides.

[Continue to mediate

At the request of the main political participants in Venezuela, said Nieland, Norway is promoting the consultation process and setting the agenda of the meeting according to the convenience of all parties. He said that Norway is in contact with Venezuelan parties on the follow-up meetings.

According to Nieland, Norways good offices efforts are based on the Venezuelan partiesdesire to promote consultation, and the solution to the consultation should have realistic prospects.

For some time, in order to force Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to step down, the United States has continued to exert pressure by means of economic sanctions, diplomatic isolation and military threats.

Under the good offices of the Norwegian Government, the Venezuelan Government and the opposition have held many rounds of dialogue since May, but the two sides have not reached an agreement so far. The two sides were scheduled to begin the sixth round of dialogue in Barbados, the Caribbean island country, on 8 this month.

[Get support

The Venezuelan government announced on the evening of July 7 that it would suspend dialogue with the opposition in protest against the freezing of all Venezuelan government assets in the United States on May 5 and the sanctions imposed by opposition leader Juan Guaido.

On the Norwegian sides attempt, UN Spokesman Stefana Diarique reiterated on the 8th that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres strongly supports the mediation efforts.

The position of the United Nations has not changed, said Diarick. Only a negotiated solution can resolve the current crisis.

Maduro won re-election last May and began his second term in January.

As the President of Venezuelas National Congress, Guaido did not recognize Maduros re-election. On January 23, he announced his inauguration as Interim President and was recognized by the United States, Europe and some Latin American countries. The international community calls for diplomatic and political means to resolve the political crisis in this Latin American country.

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