The Foreign Minister of the Dominican Republic Miguel Vargas has told the press that the nation’s president will mediate talks between the Venezuelan government of Nicolas Maduro and the opposition from Dec. 1 to 2.
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Vargas said also included in the talks will be representatives from business, academic and human rights sectors of Venezuela. The foreign ministers from Paraguay, Nicaragua, Mexico, Bolivia, Chile and Dominican Republic will be at the talks as well.
The Venezuelan Minister of Communication Jorge Rodriguez said that the government is prepared to dialogue and hopes that the opposition coalition, United Democratic Table, doesn’t cancel at the last minute, as it has done several times now.
Vargas announced that the meetings include six important points, adding that he was encouraged that all sides had already come to a consensus regarding the agenda and is hopeful that the parties can reach a positive agreement for the Venezuelan people.
Opposition leader Julio Borges said that 20 opposition representatives will be present at the talks that start Friday.
Borge added he's calling on the international community to end sanctions on Venezuela and let in medicine and food to the country.
Meanwhile, President Nicolas Maduro, speaking at a celebration of the 97th anniversary of the nation's air force said that “in 2018 revolutionary forces will expand and peace will be consolidated.” He added that Venezuela will “recuperate from and surpass its economic problems.”
Venezuela will also be celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Bolivarian Revolution started under late President Hugo Chavez in 2018, which Maduro said is transforming the country into a “peaceful, democratic, and impeccable example” of socialism in the 21st century.”