Maduro: It is a great achievement for Venezuela to start the dialogue

The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, indicated Thursday that for Venezuela “it is a great achievement to have initiated the process of dialogue with the Venezuelan opposition”, as the only way for peace, coexistence and national harmony.

“I congratulate Venezuela for this great victory of peace! towards the signing of a peace agreement”, said the national leader during an act of swearing by 7,000 brigade members of the “Somos Venezuela” movement.

In this regard, the Head of State requested the support of the Venezuelan people for this process of dialogue that takes place in the Dominican Republic, and affirmed that he will put “all the effort to have a peace agreement with the opposition, and not to return to the violence and the “guarimba (riots)”.

He mentioned that in this dialogue process the opposition proposes to change the Venezuelan electoral system. For its part, the Bolivarian Government demands that an agreement be reached so that in 2018 there will be presidential elections with economic guarantees, that the sanctions of the United States will cease and that the financial persecution against Venezuela will cease.