The regime of Nicolás Maduro and the opposition agreed to condemn xenophobia against Venezuelans in the third day of negotiations in Mexico

Negotiation table between the Government and the opposition of Venezuela in Mexico (Photo: Europa Pres)

The delegates of the regime and the opposition of Venezuela maintained on Monday the Monday and last session of a rugged third round dialogue that was affected by a cross between the dictatorship of Nicholas Mature and Norway, who acts as a mediator in the process, as a result of some controversial statements of the European Prime Minister on Human Rights.

“The parties met and began the discussion on important points of the agreed agenda. The various working groups also held joint meetings where positions were approached in the search for solutions to the challenges in social, economic and political matters “, says the document.

The delegations expressed their rejection of acts of xenophobia against Venezuelan migrants in Chile.

“These acts constitute a very serious violation of rights”, notes the statement.

In addition, it highlights that The delegations agreed on the need to ensure a gender approach in the development of the dialogue and in the agreements reached.

“They also continued to identify mechanisms for consultation with political and social actors that are as inclusive as possible,” he indicates.

Around noon (local time) the delegation of the regime arrived at a hotel in the center of the Mexico City to meet with representatives of the call “Unitary Platform of Venezuela” and continue the dialogues, reported a press spokesperson for the process.

The talks between the parties were supposed to restart on September 24, but at the last minute the suspension of the session was announced after the delegates of the Maduro regime they postponed their arrival in the Mexican capital for Saturday.

The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Jorge Rodríguez holds a sign with the face of Saab (Photo: Europa Press)
The president of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Jorge Rodríguez holds a sign with the face of Saab (Photo: Europa Press)

The head of the regime’s negotiating team, Jorge Rodriguez, told the press that day that the change in the arrival date was due to an interdict with Norway as a result of the statements of the Prime Minister of that country, Erna Solberg, during the United Nations General Assembly in which questioned the human rights situation in Venezuela.

Rodríguez declared the impasse with the European government over after the mediator team, led by Dag Nylander, ratified that they would maintain their impartiality during negotiations. “We regret that the recent statement at the UN may affect confidence in our role. It is essential that this negotiation process is between Venezuelans without any undue interference, ”Nylander told the press.

Amid the tensions that arose in the process, the opposition team ruled out its withdrawal from the dialogue and said in a statement that he would remain in Mexico to advance in the formation of a “Social Attention Table” to be in charge of child nutrition, transplantation and vaccination programs, among other points, and to open discussions on the construction of the justice system.

Nicolas Maduro (Photo: Reuters)
Nicolas Maduro (Photo: Reuters)

The earlier phase of the talks, between the September 3 and 6, culminated in a partial agreement to meet the social needs of the population, with an emphasis on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

Likewise, the parties decided that between the September 24 and 27 They would focus on discussing “the justice system and respect for the institutional framework established in the Constitution”, and that they would continue talking about the “Protection of the national economy and social protection measures for the Venezuelan people, including the Special Drawing Rights provided for this purpose by the International Monetary Fund.”

The announcement about the incorporation of Saab to the team of the dictatorship generated noise in the process. HUntil now, it is unknown if the decision can be finalized since the Colombian businessman, whom the regime identifies as a “Sent diplomatic”Who was in charge of processing food purchases abroad for a state program, is detained in Cape Verde waiting for the judicial authorities of the African country decide on his extradition to the United States, where he would be prosecuted for alleged money laundering.

The decision of the Chavista dictatorship was considered by analysts as an attempt at pressure to force the opposition to leave the table.

After the failure of five attempts at dialogue in the last seven years, the international community is betting that this time the path will be opened to a negotiated solution and electoral to the complex economic and social crisis that Venezuela is experiencing, which has led to six million people to leave the country in recent years.

In accordance with the provisions of a memorandum of understanding signed on August 13, these dialogues would address a wide agenda which will include the definition of electoral guarantees and a timetable for observable elections; the lifting of sanctions applied by Washington; the restoration of rights to assets; respect for the constitutional state; political and social coexistence; the renunciation of violence; reparation to victims of violence and protection of the economy and the population.

Like the 2019 process, Norway participate as a mediator. For its part, Russia and Holland They serve as companions for the delegations of Maduro and the opposition, led by Guaidó.

For more than a decade, Venezuela faces a complex economic, social and political situation that worsened in the last year due to the crisis generated by the coronavirus pandemic, which worsened economic paralysis, four-digit hyperinflation, poverty and the collapse of the healthcare system.

(With AP information)

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