Maduro willing to negotiate with opposition

epa07372902 A handout photo made available by the Miraflores press office shows the president of Venezuela

epa07372902 A handout photo made available by the Miraflores press office shows the president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro (C), during the commemorative events of the Angostura Discourse Bicentennial, in Ciudad Bolivar, Venezuela, 15 February 2019. The commemorations are for the speech delivered by independence hero Simon Bolivar on February 15, 1819, the day the Angostura Congress was installed, within the framework of the independence wars of Venezuela and New Granada. EPA/MIRAFLORES PRESS OFFICE HANDOUT HANDOUT/EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES HANDOUT EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO SALES

Nicolas Maduro's government has announced that it is willing to dialogue with the opposition.

The decision was announced by the Vice President for Communication, Culture and Tourism, Jorge Rodríguez. However, the government has five demands, including the lifting of sanctions on Venezuela and non-interference with internal politics.

The list of demands also includes respect for sovereignty and peace and the implementation of a mechanism to resolve political differences between the government and the opposition.

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