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Diplomats: Venezuelan government, opposition to meet

MEXICO CITY — The government of Venezuela and its opposition will this weekend resume long-stalled negotiations designed to find a common way out of their country’s complex crisis, Norwegian diplomats announced Thursday.

The announcement of upcoming talks in Mexico City comes two weeks after delegates from both sides participated in a roundtable to address the Venezuelan crisis promoted by French President Emmanuel Macron.

Talks formally began in Mexico in September 2021, but were suspended the following month when President Nicolas Maduro ordered his delegation to withdraw in protest at the extradition to the United States of a close ally.

“We announce that the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and the Unitary Platform of Venezuela have decided to resume dialogue and the negotiation process in Mexico on November 26, facilitated by Norway,” the Norwegian Embassy in Mexico tweeted. “There, the parties sign a partial agreement on social affairs.”

Talks are expected to focus on a humanitarian aid program for the poor South American country and on the terms of presidential elections scheduled for 2024. Maduro and opposition representatives, including the faction backed by the US and led by Juan Guaido, will likely also to discuss a US extension for oil giant Chevron to operate in Venezuela.

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