Few details have leaked out about the talks. In particular, it is unclear where and how they took place. But the contacts is confirmed by the Norwegian ministry of foreign affairs, ”as part of a sonderingsfas have been in contact with representatives of central political actors in Venezuela in order to support them in finding a solution to the situation in the country”.
the top names from both sides traveled to Oslo, among others, Venezuela's communications minister Jorge Rodríguez. From the opposition participated, for example, the national assembly's second vice-president, Stalin González.
Opposition leader Juan Guaidó confirms that the parties met in Norway but says that it did not involve any negotiations.
– There is no type of negotiation. It is an effort from Norway to get to mediation, which has been going on for months. This was the second invitation to Oslo. Everything else is speculation, " says Guaidó to the press, reports El Nacional.
Even the Venezuelan ambassador to the UN in Geneva, Jorge Valero, acknowledge any form of conversation.
" Yes, the talks between the government and the democratic part of the opposition, he says, according to Reuters news agency.
that the parties were in Norway on Tuesday and Wednesday, but it is unclear whether they actually met or if they only spoke with the mediators separately.
at the same time, has yet a diplomatic clash flared up between Caracas and Washington. A smaller group of protesters loyal to president Nicolás Maduro, has been arrested in Venezuela's U.S. embassy, as the opposition's representative has now taken over.
”I repeat, my categorical rejection of the violent attack from the Donald Trumps of the police against our embassy in Washington. It is an illegal action that violates the Vienna convention and international law. We will notify it to the UN!”, write Nicolás Maduro on Twitter.
He chooses to answer US by doing the opposite.
" I have reinforced police protection of the building was the U.S. embassy here in Caracas. We will protect it even more. The offenders are in the White house, " says Maduro, according to El Nacional.
Both the US embassy in Caracas that the Venezuelan ditto in Washington, has stood empty since the countries broke diplomatic relations in the winter.
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