- Title: Norwegian delegation in Venezuela to restart dialogue -Guaido
- Date: 15th August 2019
- Summary: CARACAS, VENEZUELA (AUGUST 14, 2019) (REUTERS) NEWS CONFERENCE WITH VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEADER, JUAN GUAIDO (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEADER, JUAN GUAIDO, SAYING: "There is no new (meeting) planned, but yes, the representatives of the Kingdom of Norway are here in the country." GUAIDO AT NEWS CONFERENCE (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) VENEZUELAN OPPOSITION LEADER, JUAN GUAIDO, SAYING: "The Kingdom of Norway continues to try with the mediation mechanism, just like the International Contact Group does. And, I always have to repeat this, because they have tried to show this (dialogue) as an objective in and of itself and it isn't. The pressure is fundamental in any scenario, it is for that reason that our allies generate pressure in the democratic world, like in the case of asset protection, in the diplomatic case with recognition of ambassadors. There isn't a date, there isn't a new mechanism nor an old one." GUAIDO AT NEWS CONFERENCE GUAIDO IS INTRODUCED AT UNIVERSITY EVENT GUAIDO AT LECTERN VARIOUS, GUAIDO SPEAKING AT EVENT
- Embargoed: 29th August 2019 00:34
- Keywords: negotiations Venezuela dialogue President Nicolas Maduro government oppositon talks Juan Guaido Norwegian
- Location: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
- City: CARACAS, VENEZUELA
- Country: Venezuela
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001AS6YC7B
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- Story Text: A delegation from the Norwegian government has come to Venezuela to restart talks between the government of President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition that were halted last week after Maduro's allies pulled out, according to opposition leader Juan Guaido.
Maduro last week said the government would not attend a scheduled round of talks in Barbados to protest the opposition's support for new U.S. sanctions against his government.
Neither Venezuela's Information Ministry nor the Norwegian Foreign Ministry responded to requests for comment.
"There is no new (meeting) planned, but yes, the representatives of the Kingdom of Norway are here in the country," Guaido told reporters Wednesday (August 14).
Guaido in January invoked the constitution to assume a rival interim presidency on the grounds that Maduro's 2018 re-election was fraudulent, and has promised to end an economic crisis that spurred mass migration.
Guaido, who has been recognized by more than 50 countries including the United States as Venezuela's legitimate president, described the new Washington sanctions as "penalties for those who steal and profit from misery."
Maduro calls Guaido a Washington-backed puppet who is seeking to overthrow his government.
The Norway-backed talks began in May following a failed uprising against Maduro but have not yet yielded any official results.
(Production: Carlos Carrillo, Liamar Ramos)
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