"This is reality… we are actually conducting a dialogue… our teams will soon hold a meeting. We will continue to maintain contacts," Arreaza said at a press conference.
On Wednesday, the speaker of the opposition-led Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, declared himself interim head of state amid ongoing anti-government protests.
The US, together with several regional and European countries have recognised Venezuela’s opposition leader Juan Guaido as interim president.
Maduro announced last week his decision to cut diplomatic ties with the United States and ordered its diplomats out. He suggested setting up interest offices in each other’s countries. US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Maduro did not have the authority to force US diplomats out. His office told Sputnik that the US embassy in Venezuela would not be closed.