The Secretary General of the OAS, Luis Almagro, held a meeting with Keith Mines, the Director of the Latin American Program of the United States Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, in order to discuss the crisis in Venezuela.
“It is a great pleasure to meet with the Secretary General and discuss peace and reconciliation programs in Venezuela and Colombia,” he reaffirmed while expressing respect for the OAS as an organization for the work carried out in favor of democracy, humanitarian aid and human rights in the hemisphere. .
On his part, Almagro assured the importance of the support Director Mines of the Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, including the Colombian peace process, the promotion of youth participation and civic participation.
“We also discussed the many challenges on the way to a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis in Venezuela,” he said.
Regarding the Venezuelan crisis, Mines affirmed that a country must take constant steps to reach a point where the parties are really ready for a serious negotiation.
“I think Venezuela is reaching this point. The case of Venezuela will be easier in 2022 than it is now. The country seems to be at a point of exhaustion and the people from both sectors are looking for a solution,” he explained.
The internationalist assured that the international environment has changed with the arrival of Joe Biden to the presidency of the United States. “We are in a different environment, it is better than it was before,” he concluded.