Government is maintaining its position of non-interference in Venezuelan affairs after Foreign Affairs Minister Dennis Moses attended a Caricom meeting in Barbados to participate in a conference call with Venezuela's self-declared interim president, Juan Guaido.
Moses told the media on Sunday that he does not rule out talks with Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro. On Saturday, Moses attended a previously undisclosed meeting with other regional Foreign Affairs Ministers in Barbados and participated in the video call.
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said Friday he has turned down offers from the presidents of Mexico and Uruguay to negotiate with embattled Nicolas Maduro, a day before nationwide street protests called to escalate pressure on the socialist leader to step down.
In a letter to both presidents, Guaido urged them to back Venezuela's struggle, saying to remain neutral aligns them with Maduro.
The European Parliament recognised Venezuela’s self-declared interim president Juan Guaido as de facto head of state on Thursday, heightening international pressure on President Nicolas Maduro.
EU governments, divided over whether to recognise Guaido, also agreed to lead an international crisis group with South American nations to seek new elections, setting a 90-day time limit, and threatening further economic sanctions.