Maduro explained the refusal to send a representative of the Union from Venezuela

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said that he intends to establish a new direct dialogue between foreign Ministers and to reach a new understanding with the European Union after the rejection of expulsion of the representative of the EU.

The foreign Ministry of Venezuela and the European Union issued a joint statement in which it declared invalid the decision of the authorities of the Bolivarian Republic of to expel the Ambassador of the EU Isabel Pedrosa after the strengthening of sanctions against Caracas.

"The idea to establish a political and diplomatic dialogue between the EU and the government of Venezuela raise the level, deepen and make the dynamics of a direct dialogue between Josep Borrell, Jorge Arrasou", - he said during a military ceremony in Caracas, the video was published in the microblog of the President in Twitter.

According to the politician, the decision to rescind the expulsion of a diplomat due to the desire to change the EU's position in relation to Venezuela.

"This is the best, most intelligent and appropriate solution that meets our goals - to let the world hear the truth of Venezuela to the EU changed point of view and to the role he is playing against Venezuela, received a deep historical changes," added Maduro.

The EU Council on 29 June expanded the list of Venezuelan officials, who are subject to restrictive measures "because of their role in actions and decisions, undermining democracy and the rule of law in Venezuela", and added 11 names. Now the list has 36 people. The EU restrictive measures against Venezuela was introduced in November 2017. They include an embargo on arms and a travel ban and assets freeze against a number of Venezuelan officials.