Vice President Delcy Rodríguez, sister of the pro-government negotiator, said on Thursday that “with the resumption of the dialogue in Mexico, the path is paved for the normalization of economic aspects. A new stage begins.” She did not offer details.
Promoter of this return to the table, the French president, Emmanuel Macron, considered this fact as “excellent news” and guaranteed his support for the achievement of “concrete results”.
The restart of the dialogue was announced on Wednesday by Colombian President Gustavo Petro, indicating that the round will last until Saturday.
The Mexican president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, trusted that “there will be agreements” of this new attempt, in which Petro, the first leftist president of Colombia, plays a key role.
After assuming power on August 7, Petro reestablished diplomatic relations with Caracas, broken in 2019 due to differences between his predecessor, Iván Duque (2018-2022), and Maduro.
Venezuela, meanwhile, welcomes the peace talks between the Colombian government and the guerrillas of the National Liberation Army (ELN). The Colombian president will make an official visit to Mexico this Friday.
The meeting consolidates the momentum given on November 11 in Paris when Petro, Macron, the President of Argentina, Alberto Fernández, and the Norwegian Foreign Minister, Anniken Huitfeldt, met with the main Venezuelan negotiators.
After the meeting, held during the fifth edition of the Paris Forum on Peace, the dignitaries called on the parties to resume dialogue and considered negotiation as the “only way” to overcome the crisis that has forced some seven million Venezuelans, according to United Nations.
With information from AFP and EFE