Maduro confirmed the meeting with US officials
(CNN) – This was confirmed by Venezuela’s troubled President Nicolas Maduro Met with two U.S. officials In a televised address to the nation on Monday night, weekend in Caracas.
A White House spokesman said on Sunday that CNN’s meeting with Deputy Secretary of State for the Western Hemisphere Juan Gonzalez and Venezuelan Ambassador James Story was aimed at discussing various issues, including energy security. Jen Zaki announced Monday.
National Assembly President George Rodriguez and First Lady Celia Flores attended the meeting, who said the conversation with the two U.S. officials was “respectful and diplomatic”, according to Maduro. Contact unlocked.
Maduro also reaffirmed his intention to increase Venezuela’s crude production as Russia’s oil exports fall due to sanctions on its occupation of Ukraine.
“We are ready to resume production. One, two or three million barrels, everything! All in the name of peace! ” said.
Independent experts have questioned Venezuela’s ability to restore oil production after years of mismanagement and neglect.
Maduro also announced the resumption of a round of talks between his government and the Venezuelan opposition in Mexico City.
Maduro halted talks in 2021 following the deportation of Venezuelan businessman Alex Saab to the United States.