A team from Venezuelan legitimate government of President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido will restart negotiations to try to resolve the country’s crisis.

Iran Press/America: According to sources familiar with the talks on Saturday, both sides had not yet decided whether to hold the discussions in Oslo, where previous talks were held, or in Barbados, but it is believed that the talks would begin next week.

Norway’s government encouraged both sides to meet in Oslo in May, but they were unable to reach any agreement to resolve the economic and political crisis that has driven more than four million Venezuelans to flee abroad, Reuters reported.

Few details have been released about the contents of the talks between representatives of Maduro and Guaido.

Guaido said on Twitter on Friday that he had received backing from allies to “begin a new round of consultations with national and international leaders,” without giving more details.

Washington has thrown its support behind opposition leader Juan Guaido, the head of Venezuela’s National Assembly, who invoked the country’s constitution in January to declare himself interim president.

President Maduro has retained the backing of the majority of people, military and other institutions, and calls Guaido a Washington puppet.

The crisis in Venezuela started back in January 2019, when opposition politician, Juan Guaido declared himself 'the president of Venezuela', and promptly received backing from Washington and a number of other Western countries.

The Trump administration wants regime change in Venezuela and has used sanctions pressure, and even sent military forces to neighbouring Colombia, hoping to foment an uprising against the democratically-elected president, Nicolas Maduro.


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