The Government of Pedro Castillo in Peru announced its support for dialogue in Venezuela and supported the Contact Group

Archive image of the president of Peru, Pedro Castillo (Photo: EFE)

The Government of Peru expressed its support on Monday “full and total” to reactivation of the dialogue process between the regime and the opposition of Venezuela in order to lead to “free, fair and democratic elections”And in the lifting of the sanctions imposed by the United States.

In a statement, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Peru, Hector Bejar, I consider that “It is good news that the dialogue process between the opposition and the Government is reactivated with the Norwegian mediation in Mexico City”.

“We are in favor of any action aimed at contributing to the necessary dialogue between the Government of Venezuela and the opposition, in order that an agreement can be reached for the convening of free, fair and democratic elections”, Expressed Béjar.

“We think that this dialogue it should also serve to create the conditions for the lifting of economic sanctions that only affect the living conditions of the Venezuelan people ”, he added.

This same week, several members of the Venezuelan opposition assured that the date for the beginning of the negotiations was next August 13, but the Venezuelan dictator, Nicolás Maduro, affirmed this Sunday that the day is not set yet.

Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó
Nicolás Maduro and Juan Guaidó

Likewise, the Peruvian Foreign Minister assured that the International Contact Group, formed by the European Union (EU) and several Latin American countries that promote a dialogue solution to the Venezuelan crisis, “is presented today as the most effective alternative to unify international action”Regarding Venezuela.

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Peru will encourage all international initiatives to converge around the Contact Group”, Affirmed Béjar to the detriment of the Lima Group, founded four years ago by the government of the right-wing former Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (2016-2018) to pressure Maduro.

Although there is still no official announcement about it, in Peru the departure of the Lima Group is almost taken for granted, to the point that the leader of the Marxist Free Peru Government Party, Vladimir Cerrón, took it for granted on social networks.

Béjar had already hinted last week a rethinking the position of Peru in the Lima Group, recalling that there have already been other important partners who left when other governments came to power, such as Argentina, Bolivia and Mexico.

The changes in Peru’s position on the crisis in Venezuela come after the leftist Castillo won the presidential elections to Keiko Fujimori and the Venezuelan Foreign Minister, Jorge Arreaza, attended the investiture of the Peruvian president last week in Lima and Ayacucho.

(With information from EFE)

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