As occurred at that time, today’s talks will be private and no access to the press, in compliance with the rules established in which the two sides indicated that statements, interviews and ‘leaks’ will be avoided. Only a communique will be issued if negotiators approved it.
The Mexican Secretariat of Foreign Affairs, host but not a part of the negotiation as Norway is its mediator, informed that the two countries will possibly issue a communique at the end of the talks as in the previous round, however, it will depend on what they decide in this new round.
The Netherlands, Russia, Bolivia and Turkey will be present as guarantors. Jorge Rodriguez, president of Venezuela’s Congress, leads President Nicolas Maduro’s negotiating team, and Gerardo Blyde heads the Venezuelan Unitary Platform.
During the initial meeting, they signed a sealed document with the objective of undertaking negotiations leading to agreements that would take to hold elections and lift economic sanctions against the country.