Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro said he is ready to set up talks with the U.S. after a year of tension.

“I am a man of dialogue! With [U.S. President] Donald Trump or with whom the U.S. governs: whenever, wherever and however they want, we are ready for a dialogue with the highest respect and dignity to establish new basis of relations that contribute to the stability of the region,” Maduro tweeted late Wednesday, showing his will to open a new page in 2020 with the Trump administration.

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