Friday, 11 August 2017

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro wants face-to-face meeting with US President Donald Trump

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has said he wants a face-to-face meeting with US President Donald Trump.

He told the newly elected constituent assembly that he wanted "a personal conversation" when the two leaders attended the UN General Assembly in New York next month.

Mr Trump recently imposed sanctions on Mr Maduro, accusing him of undermining democracy.

The White House has not yet responded to the comments.

"If he's so interested in Venezuela, here I am," Mr Maduro told the assembly during a three-hour speech.

"Mr Donald Trump, here is my hand."

BBC      News.