Venezuela remains on the path of dialogue and respect for national sovereignty
In mid-September 2019, the government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela and opposition sectors signed an agreement that contemplated the installation of a National Dialogue Table for peace, aimed at achieving measures that guarantee political and socio-economic rights of Venezuelans.
The founding principle that raised this mechanism was the establishment of a broad dialogue, without exclusions, whose method was based on partial, open and transparent agreements to which all the representative sectors of Venezuelan society and the political forces can join.
The incorporation of the parliamentary fraction of the United Socialist Party of Venezuela (Psuv) and the fractions allied to the National Assembly (AN), and attend the new formation of the National Electoral Council and the electoral guarantees that must accompany the voting processes, were two of the six partial agreements of national interest. Both have already been materialized.
The rejection of the unilateral coercive measures imposed on the country from the White House was also a point of agreement between the parties, who signed the agreement in the presence of the accredited diplomatic corps in the country.
Since its installation, on September 16, 2019, the National Dialogue Board has met on different occasions; In addition, it has held meetings with representatives of entities from other countries.
The most recent meeting was held in Caracas with President Nicolás Maduro, last Monday, being the second occasion in which the president participates in the talks.
Ranks are closed
This Wednesday, the Foreign Minister of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Jorge Arreaza, highlighted the fact that Venezuelans of diverse political thoughts “have decided to walk the path of dialogue and close ranks in respect for our sovereignty”.
The diplomat suggested, through his Twitter account @jaarreaza, that “those who oppose understanding, peace and Homeland, will become a bad memory”.
This year, the Venezuelan people will be summoned again to the electoral centers to elect the deputies to the National Assembly, the only elections planned for this 2020 in Venezuela, in accordance with the precepts enshrined in the national Constitution.
The current parliamentarians were elected in the last elections of this type held in December 2015.