Venezuelan government and opposition will soon resume talks

Venezuelan government and opposition will soon resume talks

The resumption of the dialogue was due to disagreements, particularly regarding à election.  (Photo: Getty Creative)

The resumption of dialogue was repeatedly delayed by disagreements over the terms, particularly those related to the elections. (Photo: Getty Creative)


The Government of Venezuela and the country’s opposition plan to resume talks in Mexico later this month after a long delay, and the focus should be on negotiating terms for a presidential election, four sources close to the talks said.

Last year, delegations representing President Nicolás Maduro and the opposition led by Juan Guaidó made no headway in resolving the country’s deep political crisis, which has fueled a sometimes chaotic wave of migration of more than seven million people.

“We are working to resume the dialogue process in November,” said one of the people with knowledge of the regulations.

Maduro and Colombian President Gustavo Petro said in a joint statement on Tuesday that they are committed to a “successful return” to talks.

The new talks, again backed by the Norwegian government, would include the election, the status of hundreds of political prisoners, US sanctions on Venezuela and a “social deal” that would include the distribution of $3 billion in goods and investments for humanitarian purposes would enable aid to a UNmanaged fund.

The resumption of dialogue has been repeatedly delayed by disagreements over terms, particularly around the election, an issue that could again force lastminute changes, including the possibility of deferring the discussion to a second meeting, one of the sources said.

Venezuela’s information ministry, opposition envoy Gerardo Blyde, the Norwegian government and Mexico’s foreign ministry initially did not respond to a request for comment.