Caracas (EFE).- The Government of Venezuela will not sign “any agreement” with the opposition grouped in the Unitary Platform, with which it is holding a process of negotiations in Mexico, until the economic sanctions against the country are lifted, said this Thursday the head of the official delegation for dialogue, Jorge Rodríguez.
“Venezuela is not going to sign any agreement with that sector of the national opposition until it is 100% free of sanctions. Until the 765 unilateral coercive measures signed by (former US presidents) Donald Trump and Barack Obama are lifted, we are not going to do it,” he said in an act for the “Bolivarian Anti-imperialism Day” in Caracas.
The also president of Parliament recalled that last November a social agreement was signed between the Government and the opposition, which contemplates the recovery of more than 3,000 million dollars from the Venezuelan State that are blocked in the international financial system, and reproached that this agreement has not been fulfilled.
He assured that this non-compliance is due to the fact that the opposition “does not have a word”, which has not allowed the agreement to be carried out, that is, the creation of a trust fund -managed by the United Nations- to channel items destined to alleviate hunger, diseases and other needs in the South American country.
Rodríguez considered it “immoral” that anti-Chavista sectors, which previously called for sanctions against the government, are now calling for “fair” and “free” elections, alluding to the presidential elections that the country must hold in 2024.
“The dialogues are not for pardons, the dialogues are to agree, in the terms in which they can be agreed, free, competitive, democratic elections and without forgetting,” he concluded.
The Executive has conditioned the continuity of the talks in Mexico on the opposition complying with “the return to the people of Venezuela of the 3,200 million” agreed in the social agreement and whose return to the country, he assures, depends on the efforts of the anti-Chavistas.