Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido is getting a long-sought meeting with President Donald Trump, and another show of U.S. support for the Venezuelan people, the White House said, Wednesday, February 5.

READ MORE: Guaido’s visit to Washington comes at the end of a world tour that included visits with European and Canadian leaders in an attempt to revive his campaign after an unsuccessful uprising against Maduro last year.

The United States and dozens of other countries recognize Guaido as Venezuela's legitimate interim president. Guaido was a guest at President Trump's State of the Union speech in Washington Tuesday night.

Maduro called for direct talks with the U.S. last month, describing them as a “win-win.” Maduro also suggested U.S. oil companies could benefit financially if the U.S. lifted sanctions against Venezuela, including the OPEC member’s state oil company, PDVSA.

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