The US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, talked by phone on Monday with his Spanish counterpart, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, about the efforts to confront the COVID-19 and about Nicolas Maduro’s regime in Venezuela.
“I had an in-depth conversation with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha Gonzalez Laya. We are making progress on crucial issues and on our shared priorities,” Pompeo wrote on his Twitter account.
In a statement, State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said the two continued their “productive discussions on how to confront Maduro’s regime’s inhumane repression of the Venezuelan people.”
On March 3rd, González Laya said that Spain offered to host a hypothetical future meeting of the International Contact Group with the aim of resuming negotiations and finding a way out of the situation in Venezuela.