Venezuelan talks continue

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Norway’s foreign ministry, which has been involved in efforts to resolve the political crisis in Venezuela, issued a brief statement this week that confirms the efforts are continuing.

“Representatives of the main political actors in Venezuela are continuing the negotiations that were initiated in Oslo,” the ministry stated in a press release on Thursday. It added that “a negotiation table has been established that will work in a continuous and efficient manner to reach an agreed-upon solution within the framework of the (Venezuelan) constitution.”

The two sides representing Venezuela’s government and opposition are now expected “to carry out consultations in order to advance the negotiations.” Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Søreide stressed “the importance of the parties showing utmost caution in their comments and statements about the process.”

Søreide hailed the parties’ own efforts “and their spirit of cooperation,” and she thanked the government of Barbados for its “hospitality” in the meeting process. staff