The government of Pedro Castillo in Peru announced its support for dialogue in Venezuela and supported the Contact Group

The government of Pedro Castillo in Peru announced its support for dialogue in Venezuela and supported the Contact Group
File photo of the President of Peru, Pedro Castillo (Photo: EFE)

The Peruvian government on Monday expressed its support.”complete and total” to me Reactivate the dialogue process between the regime and the opposition in Venezuela forFree, fair and democratic electionsIn lifting the sanctions imposed by the United States.

In a statement, the Peruvian Foreign Minister said, Hector Béjar, I take itIt is a good thing that the process of dialogue between the opposition and the government is being reinvigorated with Norwegian mediation in Mexico City“.

“We support any action aimed at contributing to the necessary dialogue between the government of Venezuela and the opposition, In order to reach an agreement to hold free, fair and democratic elections‘, via Bejar.

“We think this dialogue It should also work to create conditions for lifting economic sanctions He added that this only affects the living conditions of the Venezuelan people.

In the same week, a number of members of the Venezuelan opposition confirmed that the date for the start of negotiations is August 13, but the Venezuelan dictator, Nicolas Maduro, confirmed this Sunday that the day has not yet been decided.

Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido
Nicolas Maduro and Juan Guaido

Similarly, the Peruvian Foreign Minister emphasized that international contact group, formed by the European Union and several Latin American countries promoting a dialogue solution to the Venezuelan crisis, “Today it is presented as the most effective alternative to standardizing international actionRegarding Venezuela.

Peru will encourage all international initiatives to come together around the Contact GroupBejar confirmed At the expense of Lima Group, which was founded four years ago by the government of former right-wing Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018) to pressure Maduro.

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Although there is no official announcement about it yet, In Peru, the departure of the Lima group is almost taken for granted, so much so that the leader of the Marxist Free Government of Peru party, Vladimir Ceron, took it for granted on social networks.

Bejar had already hinted last week a Rethinking Peru’s position in the Lima Group, noting that there were already other important partners who left when other governments came to power, such as Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico.

Changes in Peru’s position on the crisis in Venezuela come after the leftist Castillo won the presidential election in Keiko Fujimori The Venezuelan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jorge Ariza, attended the inauguration of the President of Peru last week in Lima and Ayacucho.

(With information from EFE)

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