Representatives of Venezuela’s government and the opposition will return to Norway for a second round of talks to help resolve their months-long conflict, the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.
Commenting on the initial talks earlier this month, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he hoped the discussions would help to “build a peaceful agenda”.
Guaido has insisted that any agreement would require Maduro to step down. Many sectors of the opposition remain skeptical of talks, arguing that Maduro has in the past used dialogue as a stalling tactic to maintain his grip on power.
Tensions in the crisis-stricken South American country escalated after a failed uprising last month led by opposition leader Juan Guaido, who called on the military to oust Maduro.