CARACAS (Reuters) – Venezuela Nationwide Meeting President Jorge Rodriguez stated on Tuesday that the federal government was proposing that Alex Saab, a authorities envoy presently jailed in Cabo Verde, be included as a member of a dialogue course of with the opposition.
Saab, a Colombian businessman near Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, was arrested within the African archipelago nation on U.S. fees of cash laundering for the federal government. A Cape Verde court docket ruling final week paved the best way for his extradition.
Rodriguez is the lead delegate for Maduro’s authorities to Norway-mediated talks in Mexico with representatives of opposition chief Juan Guaido, geared toward resolving the South American nation’s longstanding political disaster.
The proposal to include Saab into the federal government’s delegation was possible to attract disapproval from the opposition.
(Reporting by Caracas newsroom; Writing by Luc Cohen)
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