Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said it was time to start a direct dialogue with the United States, writes The Washington Post.
According to him, direct negotiations will provide an opportunity to build a new type of relationship between the two countries.
“The relationship of respect and dialogue makes the situation a win-win. Confrontation relationships lead to loss. This is a formula,” he said.
Maduro also emphasized that if US President Donald Trump lifts sanctions from Venezuela, then Washington expects a “gold mine” in the republic.
Recall that in late January 2019 in Venezuela, mass protests began against President Nicolas Maduro. The chairman of the local parliament, Guaido, proclaimed himself the interim head of state. He was recognized in this status by the United States and its allies. Russia, China and several other countries supported Maduro as the legitimate president.