Norway is set to host a new round of talks with representatives of President Nicolas Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido next week in Oslo, the Scandinavian country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
“Norway commends the parties for their efforts,” Norwegian Foreign Minister Ine Eriksen Soreide said.
A Foreign Ministry spokeswoman declined to comment as to who from the two sides would participate in the talks.
Venezuelan opposition leader Guaido said Saturday he would send his delegates to Norway next week for the first face-to-face meeting with Maduro’s representatives.
They “will talk with both the Norwegian government and representatives of the regime,” Guaido said in a statement.
Representatives of the two sides traveled to Norway last week but didn’t meet. They were said to have received separate invitations from a group of Norwegian mediators.