Arreaza says Russia's support for a dialogue table is rational


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CARACAS (Sputnik) – Venezuelan Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza said on Twitter that Russia's position is rational and attached to international law, supporting the dialogue table that was installed between the Government and an opposition sector of this South American nation .

"Moscow recognizes efforts for peace and understanding in Venezuela and applauds the sovereign agreement of the National Dialogue Table; a position that corresponds to the adherence to international law and rationality, it is unheard of that other 'civilized' countries attack the agreements" , wrote Arreaza on the social network Twitter.

On September 20, Russia valued in very positive terms the agreement between the Government of Nicolás Maduro and a group of opponents.

The agreement "includes many encouraging details, such as the return of the pro-government group to the National Assembly, the discussion on new members of the National Electoral Council and many others," Foreign Ministry spokeswoman María Zajárova said during a press conference.

On September 16, a fraction of the opposition and the Government announced the formation of a dialogue table and signed a pact consisting of six points.
The agreements establish the reinstatement of deputies of the ruling United Socialist Party of Venezuela (PSUV) to parliament, the appointment of a new National Electoral Council, the freedom of detained politicians, the defense of the Essequibo region (east), the rejection of sanctions and immediate lifting, and support for the exchange of oil for necessary goods.
The parties that sent a delegation to the dialogue in Barbados, with the mediation of the Government in Norway, which took place since last May, do not participate in this table.

The Government of Nicolás Maduro had suspended talks in Barbados, following the sanctions imposed on Venezuela by the president of the United States, Donald Trump, last August.

In addition, Maduro asked the opposition to retract their intentions to deliver the territory of Esequibo, to return to sit at the dialogue table.

However, the head of state said he was ready to return to dialogue with the opposition in Barbados under the mediation of Norway.

Meanwhile, on September 15, opposition deputy Juan Guaidó announced that the dialogues with the Government had been "exhausted."

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