Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on September 26 that he is willing to meet with his US counterpart Donald Trump.

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro greets delegates after addressing the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly at UN headquarters in New York, US, September 26, 2018. (Photo: Reuters)

Despite enormous historical, ideological and social differences, he would be willing to reach out to Trump for talks, Maduro told the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly.

"Venezuela has a tradition of being a peaceful nation. Venezuela is a very friendly country and we have not forgotten the United States," said Maduro. "Rather we appreciate the culture, the art, and the social life of the United States. We are against the imperialists in charge of power in Washington."

In an address to the General Debate on September 25, Trump criticized Maduro.

"Today, we are announcing additional sanctions against the repressive regime, targeting Maduro's inner circle and close advisors," said Trump, whose administration has imposed several rounds of sanctions against Maduro's government since 2017.


                     Source: NDO

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