Venezuelan Government, Opposition Delegates To Speak In Oslo

Venezuelan Government, Opposition Delegates To Speak In Oslo
Norway held preliminary talks last month, but the two sides didn't meet face-to-face.

Delegates for the Venezuelan government and opposition leader Juan Guaidó will meet in Norway, possibly face-to-face. Norway hosted preliminary talks earlier this month, but discussions with the two sides were held separately.

The meeting is scheduled for next week in Oslo. It will focus on solutions to the ongoing power struggle between Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and self-proclaimed interim President Juan Guaidó.

After a rally in Venezuela, Guaidó expressed doubts about the negotiations, saying: "If we have an end to the usurpation [by Maduro], a transition government and free elections, it will have worked. If not ... we will remain in the streets."

Maduro was re-elected president last year, but some accused him of rigging that election. As head of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Guaidó declared himself interim president in January.