Venezuelan government, opposition representatives in talks in Oslo

Representatives of government as well as opposition of Venezuela have traveled to Norway for discussions in Oslo.

It is learned delegations of both the sides have received invitations separately from a group of Norwegians but President Nicolas Maduro mentioned nothing about it in his televised speech on Wednesday.

On condition of anonymity one of the National Assembly members described it as exploratory.

Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez however hinted about the discussions saying a very important mission outside the country.

Meanwhile, United States has suspended cargo as well as commercial flights to Venezuela citing tensions and political unrest. Following the announcement on Wednesday several flights withrew service with immediate effect.

The Department of Homeland Security said conditions in Venezuela are threatening safety and security of passengers, crew and aircraft. The suspension of flights will be indefinite and decision will be reviewed later following situation in the country changes.

Information Minister Jorge Rodriguez however hinted about the discussions saying a very important mission outside the country.

Earlier this week protesters in front of Venezuelan Embassy in Washington were removed considering legal authority over the building is only for the officials of opposition leader Juan Guaido and not that of Maduro.

Guaido has declared Carlos Veccino as the Venezuelan ambassador to the US and this is one more reason the State Department official reiterated its position against Maduro government.

Related Stories

US takes action against protesters at Venezuelan Embassy in Washington
Venezuelan opposition leader seeking direct communication with US military

Paul Linus