The US will lift some of its economic sanctions against Venezuela, including the ban on the US oil company. strip negotiate with the state PDVSAto try to reactivate dialogue between the opposition and the government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
This was during a phone call with journalists by a senior official of the US administration, who explained that the Joe Biden Government had taken this decision “in response”. negotiations between the regime and the provisional government (by Juan Guaido).”
“Answer to all A request from the provisional governmentThe American said, “and this is the result of both sides’ agreement to return to talks, which should be announced very soon.”
Meetings between the Venezuelan opposition, which came together under the name of the Unitarian Platform, and the government of President Nicolás Maduro, in Mexico City, were suspended last October after the alleged Maduro figure was extradited to the United States.Alex Saab.
Regarding lifting the ban on negotiations between Chevron and PDVSA, the official explained that the decision allowed both oil companies.talk“, but in no case does it exploit or trade Venezuelan crude oil, so it does not imply “any increase in the regime’s revenue.”
The source also pointed out that the announcement was completely irrelevant to the discussions about Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s announcement that he would not attend the Summit of the Americas if the United States did not invite him. Cuba, Nicaragua and Venezuela show participation.
On Monday, the Biden administration announced another change of position regarding one of these three countries, allowing one of these three countries to return. commercial flights Between the country and Cuba, many of which were suspended during the Donald Trump administration (2017-2021).
The Americas Summit will be held in Los Angeles (California) from June 6-10, and this is the first summit hosted by the United States since the United States hosted it. 1994 edition.