Representatives of the Venezuelan government and opposition attended the two-day Oslo forum in Norway on Wednesday, which welcomed their arrival and expressed hope that both sides would resume their stalled dialogue.
The Norwegian government wrote on Twitter: “We welcome the presence of George Rodriguez, who represents the (Venezuelan) government, and Gerardo Blady, the representative of the United Platform (opposition) in the Oslo Forum. We hope that further efforts will be made. The Oslo Forum, organized since 2009, brings together about 100 conflict mediators, decision makers, experts and those involved in world peace processes. “This year’s forum revolves around creating space for dialogue in a polarized world,” the text explained. In May, representatives of the ruling and opposition parties met with the aim of “preserving the spirit” of the negotiation process after announcing Washington’s willingness to ease some of the sanctions imposed on the Venezuelan government.
On the other hand, Colombian President-elect Gustavo Pedro and his Venezuelan envoy Nicolas Maduro talked about their common desire to travel “back” across the border, which has been subject to significant restrictions since 2019, when diplomatic relations were suspended. Two countries. “We discussed the desire to normalize things on the border and the issues of peace and a prosperous future for both peoples,” Maduro wrote on Twitter. “I (Pedro) congratulate the people of Venezuela on their victory in the Colombian presidential election,” he added. On Sunday, Pedro, the first left-wing president in Colombian history, announced during his election campaign that he wanted to normalize relations between the two countries. He said he had “spoken with the Venezuelan government to open the border and make full use of human rights.”
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