Norway's foreign ministry confirmed Saturday that delegates from both Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro's government and the country's opposition, led by Juan Guaidó, will meet in Oslo next week to negotiate an end to Venezuela's political crisis. Both sides met separately with Norwegian mediators last week for preliminary talks. Guaidó has been hesitant about sending representatives to meet with the government, but confirmed he would do so during a rally on Saturday, though he insisted his side would maintain that a transfer of power is necessary. Maduro has also publicly endorsed the Norway talks, but has shown no indication he would step down. Norway has a history of successfully mediating foreign internal conflicts, including situations in Colombia, Sri Lanka, and the Philippines.

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