The representative of the Venezuelan Government for dialogue and president of the National Assembly (AN), Jorge Rodríguez, described this Friday as fruitful and productive the meeting with authorities from Colombia, Argentina, France and Norway to promote talks with the opposition of the South American country .
President of the Venezuelan AN participates in the V Paris Forum for Peace
In the framework of the V Paris Forum for Peace, Rodríguez held a meeting with the leaders of France, Emmanuel Macron; from Colombia, Gustavo Petro; and from Argentina, Alberto Fernández; as well as the Norwegian chancellor, Anniken Huitfeldt, and the representative of the Venezuelan opposition sector, Gerardo Blyde.
“The ideal framework for the talks we held today was precisely this forum for peace convened here in the French capital, a very important table,” Rodríguez said.
In addition, he stressed that the heads of state expressed their willingness to accompany any necessary process for the resumption “of negotiations and dialogues between a sector of the Venezuelan opposition and the Bolivarian Government.”
“I believe that in this framework, in which a dialogue of this type needs friends, today we have found three friends,” he said.
The representative of the Venezuelan government delegation to the dialogue also highlighted the importance of the international community joining the call for the total lifting of the 762 coercive measures imposed against the country.
“Venezuela has 762 sanctions against our businessmen, our oil industry, airlines, agricultural products, travelers and the right that Venezuelans have to travel to any part of the world (…) all aggressive events must be lifted, that is why we are also here in this process”, he said.
For his part, the Colombian president shared through his account on the social network Twitter an image of “the table where the French, Norwegian, Argentine, Venezuelan governments and the Venezuelan opposition intervene to revitalize the Mexican table and the Venezuelan political agreement “.
In turn, the Argentine head of state stated that “I feel immense satisfaction for participating in a meeting focused on dialogue to help Venezuela.”
This meeting took place after the president of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, received the invitation from his French counterpart when they met in the framework of the 27th United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP27) that takes place in the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh.