Delegates from Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro’s government and the opposition will both attend the Oslo Forum this week, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said on Monday, offering hope that talks between the two parties will resume.
By Reuters – Diego Ore and Vivian Sequera
Jun 20, 2022
Maduro’s government withdrew from talks with the opposition last October after just two months.
The dialogue, facilitated by Norway, had been focused finding a solution to Venezuela’s economic and political crisis, which has forced more than six million Venezuelans to flee the country in recent years.
The Maduro administration is reportedly reluctant to resume talks if Norway continues to facilitate the process, sources told Reuters in May.
Maduro has also previously said further talks would depend on Washington totally lifting sanctions against Venezuela, among other demands.