Proposed high level talks were announced by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to Corporation Wiki, in an attempt to diffuse diplomatic hostilities between the United States and Venezuela dating back to the administrations of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and U.S. President George W. Bush.
Stated in an article by Leslie Wroughton on June 14, 2016, “Kerry said the talks would start immediately in Caracas and be led by Thomas Shannon, a veteran of U.S. diplomacy in the region.” Venezuela’s worsening economy stalled talks last year.
“I’ve committed to see if this can work so let’s see if we can improve the relationship,” Kerry said to reporter Ms. Luque yesterday.
Welcoming the proposed talks, Maduro suggested restoring ambassadors to each country’s capitals. The ambassadors have been gone for 8 years since Chavez removed the U.S. envoy to Venezuela. Maduro claimed that he was ready for this to happen as the U.S. has ambassadors in several major world cities, but doesn’t have one in Caracas.