National Assembly of Venezuela Approves Memorandum Signed by Authorities, Opposition

© REUTERS / EDGARD GARRIDOJorge Rodriguez, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, Dag Nylander, Representative of Norway government and Gerardo Blyde Perez, head of the opposition delegation of Venezuela, shake hands after meeting to seek consensus on how to overcome the economic and social crises gripping Venezuela, in Mexico City, Mexico August 13, 2021.
Jorge Rodriguez, President of the National Assembly of Venezuela, Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, Dag Nylander, Representative of Norway government and Gerardo Blyde Perez, head of the opposition delegation of Venezuela, shake hands after meeting to seek consensus on how to overcome the economic and social crises gripping Venezuela, in Mexico City, Mexico August 13, 2021. - Sputnik International, 1920, 17.08.2021
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BUENOS AIRES (Sputnik) - The Venezuelan National Assembly approved a memorandum signed earlier during talks between the authorities and the country's opposition, according to the results of the vote.
"The memorandum was approved unanimously," Parliament Speaker Jorge Rodriguez said after the vote.
The meeting was broadcast by the VTV channel.
The talks kicked off on August 13 in Mexico and, according to the parties, were constructive. A new round will take place on September 3-6.
In the memorandum, the parties agreed to respect the constitutional rule of law in Venezuela, political and social coexistence, renounced violence, and expressed intention to protect the economy and citizens. The parties also agreed to work to ensure the political rights of all citizens of Venezuela, electoral guarantees and establish a timetable for elections in the country with the participation of observers, to lift sanctions against the Bolivarian republic and restore the rights of participants in the political process.
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