Maduro assures that he is resuming dialogues with the opposition to «rescue sequestered resources».

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro – PARTIDO SOCIALISTA UNIDO DE VENEZUELA (PSUV)

The President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, has assured this Thursday night that the Government of the country will resume the dialogue with the opposition on Friday and Saturday with the aim of «rescuing part of the sequestered resources».

Maduro, who has stated that his Cabinet is in working commissions of the Unitary Platform which brings together four major parties, has indicated that the ultimate goal of the negotiations is «to rescue part of the billions of dollars that have been sequestered due to the sanctions and unilateral coercive measures imposed on Venezuela».

«This dialogue seeks to create a practical mechanism aimed at addressing vital social needs and public service problems, the President explained in an interview for Radio Miraflores.

In this sense, Maduro thanked the participation of Norway and Mexico, «facilitating» authorities of the process, for the establishment of the dialogues with the aim of achieving peace in the country.

As for Norway, the Venezuelan president has described its diplomatic work as «prudent, without desire for prominence». Meanwhile, he said that Mexico -where the dialogue is resumed- serves as a base so that these dialogues can be resumed at a new point.

«The news agencies, the hegemonic media of the West and the United States, as well as foreigners, are not going to come and impose anything on Venezuela today, nor ever», Maduro said.

«Nobody is going to impose anything on us, not today, not tomorrow, not ever», added the Venezuelan president, according to Venezuelan television VTV.

Thus, he pointed out that his Executive is committed to dialogue with all sectors of Venezuelan society, «but particularly with the political sector dependent on the US», in reference to the opposition leader Juan Guaidó, who in January 2019 proclaimed himself ‘president in charge’ of Venezuela.

Chavism left the table in August 2021 as a sign of discomfort over the extradition to the United States of Alex Saab, considered Maduro’s front man, but in recent days contacts between the parties had been happening again, with a particularly symbolic meeting last week at the Paris Peace Forum.