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Dialogue Resumes Between Venezuela Rivals

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7Dnews London

Mon, 08 Jul 2019 05:10 GMT

Dialogue is set to resume between opposition groups and current Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, according to a statement from the self-declared Venezuelan interim president Juan Guaido.

Speaking on Sunday, July 7th, Guaido said the talks will resume in Barbados.

"In response to the mediation of the Kingdom of Norway (the opposition) will attend a meeting with representatives of the usurper regime in Barbados, to establish a negotiation on the end of the dictatorship," Guaido said in a statement. 

According to AFP, Guaido did not mention a specific date for when the dialogue would resume, however, Maduro’s government said the talks would resume within the current week. 

Under the auspices of Norway, the Venezuelan parties resumed dialogue in May, in Oslo, to realise a solution regarding the current political and economic predicament.

Venezuela has been suffering from a recession for five years that led to shortages in food, medicine and other essential services.

In January, the National Assembly speaker Guaido declared himself president, igniting a bitter feud between himself and Maduro over power.

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