Caracas, Jan. 5 (EFE). – The Speaker of the Venezuelan National Assembly (Parliament), Jorge Rodriguez, stressed this Wednesday that in order for the government of the Caribbean country to resume the process of dialogue with the opposition, it is necessary to “immediately” release the Colombian businessman Alex Saab, the alleged front man of President Nicolas Maduro, who is currently detained in the states United.
“Do you want dialogue? Release Alex Saab immediately to join the dialogue table with the Venezuelan opposition, stop stealing money that does not belong to you, and return the money you stole to the people of Venezuela,” he said at an inauguration. The new legislative period, when he was approved as Chairman of the Chamber.
Rodriguez, who was appointed by President Nicolas Maduro as the leader of the official negotiating group, stressed that the government representatives attended the negotiations that began in Mexico on August 13 “clean of heart”, insisting that they went “to all the dialogue processes” with sectors of the opposition.
“But do not go into a dialogue and then internally sabotage that very dialogue, to attack it internally as the Prime Minister of Norway, the US Department of Justice who committed the atrocities of the kidnapping of the diplomatic representative of Venezuela Alex Saab who is also a representative and a full member of the delegation before the dialogue table in Mexico.”
Rodriguez reiterated that in order to resume negotiations in Mexico, which the ruling party boycotted on October 16, in protest of the difficult extradition of Cape Verde to the United States, it is also necessary to stop “asset theft, England’s gold, Monmers, Citgo”, referring to the deal Opposition with the money managed.
“If you want dialogue, you will realize that you have made a grave mistake and committed crimes against the republic,” he said.
For his part, the Venezuelan opponent, Juan Guaido, endorsed today the readiness of the group he leads to resume dialogue with the government of the Caribbean state.
“I have endorsed the clause that the Unified Programme, which is today a meeting place for unity in Venezuela, immediately resumes the possibility of reaching a comprehensive agreement that provides guarantees, through the constitution, to all those who want free and fair elections,” Guaido said during a press conference. Party in a park in eastern Caracas.
The opponent reminded the ruling party that “there is already room for an agreement,” referring to the table held in Mexico on August 13, and that “parallel negotiations do not lead to anything.”
On the other hand, the former deputy agreed that the management of the assets of the Caribbean state, which he manages himself, is under investigation and making sure that “there are questions and there must be”, but this is necessary for anti-Chaveza politicians. , among those you meet, stay “on the side of the people”.
Guaido declared himself the “responsible president” in January 2019, when he also led the National Assembly (AN, Parliament), which then had a large opposition majority, protected by a certain reading of the constitution that allowed him to do so for 30 days, with the premise, among Other things, the call for elections never came.
This earned him the recognition of countries such as the United States and Colombia, with whom he moved to manage the Venezuelan companies located in those countries, Citgo and Monómeros Colombos Venezolano. EFE
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