Athens calls for 'political dialogue' to end Venezuela crisis

Greece has called for "political dialogue" to end the crisis in Venezuela where opposition leader Juan Guaido has declared himself the country's president after mass protests against Nicolas Maduro.

In a statement Tuesday, Alternate Foreign Minister Giorgos Katrougalos declared Greece's support for democracy and called for "the restoration of social peace," also with the help of EU mediation.

"We do not want Venezuela to become yet another Libya in South America," Katrougalos said.

"We want it to enjoy democracy and prosperity, and for its people to be united and indeed able to exercise their democratic rights within a republic that is exclusively for their own benefit," he said.

On Wednesday Maduro said he was ready to sit down for talks with the country's opposition and open to the possibility of third countries mediating.

On Monday...

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