May 22, 2022

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Felix Plasencia appointed as Venezuela's new foreign minister

Felix Plasencia appointed as Venezuela’s new foreign minister

Felix Plasencia, Venezuela’s new foreign minister, was ambassador to China. Image source: PLASENCIAFELIX @.

after appointment Felix PlacenciaPresident Nicolas Maduro, who has until now served as ambassador to China, at the head of the Ministry of People’s Power for Foreign Relations, announced that “He bears a great responsibility to continue the excellent diplomatic work that Jorge Ariza has done,” he added.

Ariza, who has served as chancellor since August 2017, will be the new Minister of Industry and National Production.

After knowing the dates, Ariza welcomed the appointment of Felix Plasencia as the new Chancellor of the Republic, and endorsed all the support given to him in the exercise of his functions.

“He relies unconditionally on our accumulated experience in the struggle to ensure the ultimate success of Bolivarian peace diplomacy,” Ariza said in a letter to the new Minister of Foreign Relations.

I am honored to serve my brave people in such difficult moments, complex years of continuous aggression on all fronts. We have overcome every attack by imperialism with the deep patriotism, firmness and conscious guidance of President Nicolas Maduro,” he added on his Twitter account.

At the same time, he endorsed his commitment to contribute to the country’s productive recovery, despite the economic blockade in Washington, from his new duties as Minister of Industry and Production.

The Executive Secretary of the Bolivarian Alliance for Our American Peoples – Peoples Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP), Sacha Llorente, sent a letter of salutation to Jorge Arreaza “for his extraordinary work” at the head of Venezuelan diplomacy. “He (Ariza) is a true citizen of the great homeland. I wish him every success in his new assignments,” ALBA-TCP wrote.

for this part, On the same social network, Plasencia stated, “I accept with all commitment and pride this new responsibility which I will assume. Thank you to President Nicolas Maduro, we continue to work for Venezuela.”

Maduro announced several changes to his cabinet, prompted by the appointment of some of its members as candidates for the United Socialist Party of Venezuela in the November 21 provincial and municipal elections.

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The Venezuelan president has appointed the current governor of Monagas, Ylesi Santaela, as head of the Ministry of Education. At the Ministry of the Interior and Justice, he appointed retired Admiral Remigio Ceballos, who until July served as Chief of Staff of the Strategic Operations Command of the Venezuelan Armed Forces (Sivanp).

Similarly, Margod Godoy appointed Minister for Women and Equality, and William Serrantes Pinto as Minister for Ecological Mining Development.

(with information from agencies)