The United States welcomes the steps taken to implement the electoral roadmap agreement between the Unitary Platform and representatives of Nicolas Maduro, in particular the November 30 announcement defining the timeline and process for the reinstatement of all candidates.  This is an important development.

However, we are deeply concerned by the lack of progress on the release of wrongfully detained U.S. nationals and Venezuelan political prisoners.  We continue active diplomatic engagement on these issues and will have more to say in the coming days on next steps given the state of play.

The United States remains firmly committed to the Venezuelan people and supports their aspirations for a democratic future.  We will continue to work with the international community to support the restoration of democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela.

U.S. Department of State

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