The official stated that the Mexican government is the “guarantee of the negotiation process between the parties.”
The Mexican Foreign Minister, Alicia Bárcena, applauded this Thursday the first release of prisoners in Venezuela after the reactivation of the dialogue between the Government of Nicolás Maduro and the opposition last Tuesday in Barbados.
“We celebrate the fulfillment of the agreements agreed on the release of people between the Government of Venezuela and the Unitary Platform,” wrote the Secretary of Foreign Affairs on the social network Twitter)
Celebramos el cumplimiento de los acuerdos pactados sobre liberación de personas, entre el gobierno de #Venezuela y la @Plataforma Unitaria #Mexico garante del proceso de negociación entre las partes.Presidente @lopezobrador_ ha instruido seguir en favor del pueblo venezolano 🇻🇪
— Alicia Bárcena (@aliciabarcena) October 19, 2023
The former mayor of Caracas Gerardo Blyde, head of the delegation of the opposition Democratic Unitary Platform (PUD) in the negotiations, reported on Wednesday in these releases, where the journalists Roland Carreño, collaborator of Voluntad Popular (VP) party, founded by opposition leader Leopoldo López.
They also released former deputy Juan Requesens, prosecuted in 2018, as well as Marco Garcés, Eurinel Rincón and Mariana Barreto.
This is the first release that has taken place after the agreements signed on Tuesday in Barbados which, according to the opposition, outline a route to release around 300 detained civilians and military personnel, who are considered by the organizations of human rights “political prisoners.”
Bárcena stated that Mexico is the “guarantee of the negotiation process between the parties.”
“(President Andrés Manuel) López Obrador ordered us to continue in favor of the Venezuelan people,” he concluded.