The willingness of President Nicolás Maduro and his representatives to resume a national dialogue in Venezuela was described as positive by the General Secretariat of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).
According to a statement released by the regional body this Sunday, July 10, Unasur hopes that the scheduled work agenda and meetings will help create a climate of peace and tranquility, as reported by Prensa Latina.
The statement was backed by former presidents José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero of Spain; Leonel Fernández, of the Dominican Republic; and Martín Torrijos of Panama, invited by Unasur Secretary General Ernesto Samper, who himself supported the statement, to mediate a national dialogue process between the Venezuelan government and opposition forces.
Considering the ratification of the commitment to reconciliation expressed by the Venezuelan government and opposition forces represented in the Democratic Unity Roundtable (MUD), the former presidents reiterated their firm commitment to the task at hand, the statement added.
They also called on all parties to continue on the path toward peace and coexistence through dialogue and welcomed the strong support of the international community in these efforts.
According to Unasur, in this context, the firm will to support Venezuela to establish a national dialogue for the benefit of all its citizens is reaffirmed.
The regional organization was established in 2008 and includes as members: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay and Venezuela.