The Legitimate Government of Venezuela to the people, the National Armed Forces and the international community after the abandonment of the negotiation by the dictatorship.
The Legitimate Government of Venezuela assumed for months the political negotiation with the mediation of the Kingdom of Norway in search of a political solution to the crisis and on the recommendation of the international community.
We did so assuming the political cost and the risk involved, aware of the use that the regime has made of this mechanism in the past, but convinced that we had the duty to do everything necessary to explore a political solution, immediate and less Traumatic to this serious situation.
Faithful to our strategic approach, we maintained the pressure on all the contested scenarios, activated the Inter-American Treaty of Reciprocal Action (TIAR), approved the condemnation and articulation of measures to confront the terrorist and irregular groups, formed the Government Center and appointed President Commissioners in key areas for the Cessation of Usurpation. Also, the President, deputies and democratic political factors continued the process of meeting and mobilization throughout the country.
However, the dictatorial regime of Nicolás Maduro abandoned the negotiation process with fallacious excuses: After more than 40 days in which they have refused to continue in it, we confirm that the Barbados mechanism is exhausted.
Those who usurp power have blocked a peaceful exit, refusing to discuss and agree on a sensible proposal made by our delegation to end this conflict.
The proposed solution that we present with detachment and awareness of the moment in which the nation is living, has been left to the mediators of the Kingdom of Norway and the representatives of the usurper Nicolás Maduro.
The Legitimate Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela thanks the Kingdom of Norway for its facilitation and ratifies what it has always stated in private and in public, respect for the rules and the willingness to assume any possible solution that with certainty ends the suffering of Venezuelans.
We reiterate our commitment to the people of Venezuela to reach the Cessation of Usurpation, the Transition Government and Free Elections. We must prepare ourselves to begin a new stage of this struggle that will require greater commitment, strength, determination, sacrifice and conviction of all.
Count on us always.