Venezuela - Q&A (24 November 2022)


Q: Do you have a reaction to the announced resumption of talks between the Venezuelan President, Nicolas Maduro, and the opposition (starting tomorrow)?

A: We’d like such negotiations to be held as soon as possible. Along with his Argentinian and Colombian counterparts, President Macron personally played an active role to this end at the Paris [Peace] Forum by bringing together the negotiators from the two sides. Such discussions are necessary with a view to a free, democratic election in 2024 under international observation, which alone will resolve the deep crisis Venezuela is going through.