The President of the Republic, Nicolás Maduro, appointed Félix Plasencia as the new Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, replacing Jorge Arreaza, who takes the reins of the Ministry of People’s Power for Industries and National Production.
“I have appointed Mr. Félix Plasencia as the new Foreign Minister of the Republic. He has the immense responsibility of continuing the excellent diplomatic work carried out by Jorge Arreaza. More and more, let’s make our Diplomacy of Peace triumph in the world”, announced the head of state on his twitter account @NicolasMaduro.
The new Foreign Minister holds a degree in International Studies from the Central University of Venezuela and has been an official of diplomatic career since 1991, with a Master’s degree in European Studies from the Catholic University of Louvain, Belgium, and a postgraduate degree in Diplomatic Studies from the University of Oxford, England.