President Donald Trump said in an interview published on Sunday that he would consider meeting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro.
He said “I would maybe think about that. … Maduro would like to meet.”
Trump added that, “I’m never opposed to meetings — you know, rarely opposed to meetings.
Diplomatic relations between Caracas and Washington have been on a knife’s edge since early 2019 amid heightened political tension due to a power struggle between Maduro and opposition leader Juan Guaido.
The US and dozens of other countries support and recognize Juan Guaidó as Venezuela’s true leader.
During the interview, Trump also said he does not have much confidence in Guaido.
“Guaido was elected. I think that I wasn’t necessarily in favor, but I said — some people that liked it, some people didn’t. I was OK with it. I don’t think it was — you know, I don’t think it was very meaningful one way or the other,” he added.