Nicolas Maduro removes George Arias from Venezuela’s foreign ministry: Felix Placencia replaces him

In the picture, the dictator of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro (d), with the then Foreign Minister Jorge Arresa. (EFE / Ernesto Mastrascusa / file)

Venezuela dictator Nicolas Maduro on Thursday fired Venezuela’s foreign minister, George Arias. And named instead Felix placenta, After the first round of talks with the opposition in Mexico.

I appointed Comrade George Ariasa as Minister of Industries and National Production. With their ability to work, ingenuity and dedication, we will move forward with greater vigor in the revival of the productive forces of the homeland. Produce everything in Venezuela, that’s the goal! Maduro announced on Twitter.

“Similarly, I would like to thank Mr. President of the Republic. Felix placenta. He has a huge responsibility to continue the excellent diplomatic mission undertaken by George Arresa. And we will make our peace diplomacy a success in the world, “said Tariq al-Hashimi, the party’s secretary general.

The appointment of Placencia is part of a broader restructuring of the Savista dictatorial cabinet. Placencia accepted the embassy in Beijing in November 2020. He was previously Minister of Tourism (2019) and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Maduro also appointed Chief Admiral Remigio Cephalos Location Image Like new Minister of Internal Relations, Justice and Peace And Vice President of the Government for the Protection of Citizens.

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“His experience and excellent ethics and moral competence at FANB and the guarantee of loyalty, stability and peace to the homeland”, Maduro wrote about Cephalos, who until July was head of the Strategic Operations Command, the second most important post in the Armed Forces after the defense minister. In office for four years, Cephalos was approved by the United States, Great Britain and the European Union.

Also, the governor of the state is Monacos Elite Chandella accepted the popular Ministry of Power for Education, When Margout Kodai will be the new Women Minister Y William Serendus Pinto Took charge as Minister of Environmental Mining Development.

Mervyn Maldonado, Who was Minister of Sports, was newly appointed Vice President for Social and Regional Socialism.

Peace talks

Gerardo Flight, leader of Venezuela's opposition group;  Norwegian Government Representative Doug Nylander and Venezuelan National Assembly Speaker George Rodriguez sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the structure of the negotiation and dialogue process to tackle the economic and social crisis affecting Venezuela (Photo: REUTERS)
Gerardo Flight, leader of Venezuela’s opposition group; Norwegian Government Representative Doug Nylander and Venezuelan National Assembly Speaker George Rodriguez sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the structure of the negotiation and dialogue process to tackle the economic and social crisis affecting Venezuela (Photo: REUTERS)

Changes will come after the start of the regime and the opposition Conversation process Last Friday in Mexico, With the primary aim of finding peace and crisis in the Caribbean country.

With this process, promoted by Norway, Opposition parties have called for free, open and fair elections, When Maduro wants international sanctions lifted.

On Sunday, the opposition and the regime agreed to continue their talks September 3-6.

The Venezuelan dictator said on Monday he was proposing to “open a direct dialogue” with the US government.After breaking up two years ago.

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“We are going to propose to start direct dialogue with the US government to attend all bilateral matters on the Mexican table. If we put an agenda on the table, we can refund the feeThe president said at a press conference with the international media.

On the other hand, Maduro promised that the talks, which began last Friday in Mexico, were “already successful.” He signed an agreement that formally began negotiations, which he described as “peace.”

The United States, the European Union and Canada welcomed the talks positively

US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen is one of the signatories to the Joint Declaration (Photo: EFE)
US Secretary of State Anthony Blingen is one of the signatories to the Joint Declaration (Photo: EFE)

The joint statement, dated August 14, was signed by the Secretary of State a day after the formal opening of talks in Mexico City. Anthony J. BlingenEU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Joseph BorelAnd Canadian Foreign Minister Mark CorneoThey demanded the restoration of the country’s democratic institutions.

“We hope this process will allow all Venezuelans to express themselves politically through free and fair local, parliamentary and presidential elections.”They promised; They also stressed the need for all parties to work in good faith to reach lasting agreements for a comprehensive solution to the Venezuelan crisis.

“Democratic opposition parties have worked hard to create a single platform and we recognize the need for such unity to advance these negotiations. We value the constructive role of the Kingdom of Norway as a mediator in these negotiations“They added.

In the statement, however, They made it clear that both the United States, the European Union and Canada would continue.All people who have been unjustly detained for political reasons, including freedom of political parties, freedom of expression, including members of the press, and human rights abuses must be released unconditionally.”.

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In addition, they demand “Electoral conditions are confirmed Beginning with the scheduled local and regional elections in November 2021, democracy is governed by international standards.

(With EFE and AFP information)

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