2 August 2019

Secretary-General Welcomes Continued Negotiations to End Venezuela Crisis

The following statement was issued today by the Spokesman for UN Secretary-General António Guterres:

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the Norwegian Foreign Ministry on 2 August that representatives of the main political actors in Venezuela continue the negotiations initiated in Oslo.

The Secretary-General reiterates his strong support for the Norwegian facilitation initiative.  A negotiated agreement is urgently needed to reach a peaceful resolution to the crisis.

The Secretary-General encourages the main political actors of Venezuela, and their representatives in the negotiations, to remain fully committed to these efforts, for the benefit of the Venezuelan people.

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