NewsFelix Plasencia is appointed as Secretary General of ALBA-TCP

    Felix Plasencia is appointed as Secretary General of ALBA-TCP

    The former Venezuelan Foreign Minister replaces the former Bolivian Government Minister, Sacha Llorenti, in that position.

    The current Venezuelan ambassador to Colombia, Felix Plasencia, is the new secretary general of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America-Peoples’ Trade Treaty (ALBA-TCP).

    The announcement was made by the Venezuelan president, Nicolas Maduro, through his Twitter account. In the trill, the president affirmed that the senior official “has played an impeccable role in each entrusted task of the Bolivarian Revolution”.

    The outgoing general secretary of that alliance, Sacha Llorenti, who held that position since December 2020, published a congratulatory tweet with an image of him together with Plasencia.

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    I know your enormous capacity and commitment with the principles of our Alliance. I wish him every success and I put myself at his entire disposal,” he added.

    This designation was made in the context of the XXI ALBA-TCP Summit, which culminated on Wednesday in Havana (Cuba), which was attended by leaders of the region, including Maduro; Luis Arce, from Bolivia; Daniel Ortega, from Nicaragua, and Miguel Diaz-Canel, from Cuba, among other high authorities.

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    Ambassador in Colombia

    The former Venezuelan foreign minister was appointed ambassador of Caracas in Bogota on August 12, days after Gustavo Petro took office as president of Colombia.

    Almost a month later, on September 7, the diplomat handed over his credentials to the Colombian president. During his electoral campaign, the leader of the Historical Pact promised that he would reestablish diplomatic relations with Venezuela if he achieved victory.

    After years of tensions and mutual accusations of interference in internal politics and destabilizing plans, Caracas cut relations with Bogota on February 23, 2019, after the former Colombian president Ivan Duque received the opposition deputy Juan Guaido, self-proclaimed “president in charge”, who tried to force a shipment of supposed “humanitarian aid” from Colombia, which led to a day of violence on the border.

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    Minister of Foreign Affairs

    On August 19, 2021, Plasencia was appointed as Minister of Foreign Affairs. He remained there until May 17 of this year, when he was replaced by Carlos Faria, who was serving as ambassador to Russia.

    Plasencia, who has had a long diplomatic life, was also ambassador to China (2020-2021) and Minister of Tourism and Foreign Trade (2019-2020).

    Source: RT

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