VENEZUELA PRESIDENT CONGRATULATES JOE BIDEN
Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that he would work to resume “decent, sincere political dialogue with the United State, a country with which his government maintains tense relations, once Joe Biden assumes presidency in January.
Maduro while congratulating Biden on his victory said he was open to dialogue.
Report says Maduro broke off, diplomatic relations with Washington in January 2019, after President Donald Trump’s administration –along with around 60 other countries – recognized Guaido as Venezuela’s President.
Washington has led International pressure to force the Socialist leaders from power and was one of the first countries to back Guaido’s January 2019 claim to be Venezuela’s acting President, after Maduro’s May 2018 re-election was deemed fraudulent.
The US imposed financial sanctions on Venezuela, including an oil embargo that has been in force since April 2019.