Norway’s foreign ministry announced during the weekend that it will host new talks aimed at resolving the conflicts that have turned Venezuela into what some experts now consider a “lawless country.” Representatives for both sides later confirmed their presence.
The ministry, which already has hosted talks aimed at resolving the conflicts, announced that the main political players in Venezuela had “decided to return to Oslo” this week to continue the process facilitated by Norway.
“We reiterate our commitment to continue supporting the search for an agreed-upon solution between the parties in Venezuela,” the ministry wrote. Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide repeated that Norway “commends the parties for their efforts and appreciates their disposition.”
Disputed Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has thanked Norway for its efforts to find a solution, while opposition leader Juan Guaido confirmed Sunday that he will be represented at the talks. Guaido has claimed that he’s the rightful president of Venezuela.
“We will speak with both the Norwegian government and representaives for the regime,” Guaido said in a prepared statement. He called the Norwegian initiative to seek peace “one of many. The talks will once again be held at an as yet undisclosed location.