Ambassador Carlos Martínez delivered credentials to President Gustavo Petro

Ambassador Carlos Martínez had already delivered the style copies to the foreign minister in charge of Colombia, José Salazar at the end of March, as part of the normalization of relations between the two countries.


The Ministry of Foreign Affairs reported on Tuesday, July 10, that Ambassador Carlos Eduardo Martinez, appointed by President Nicolás Maduro to represent Venezuela in Colombia, delivered the credentials to the president of the neighboring country, Gustavo Petro, to formalize his presence in that nation.

According a note from the Foreign Ministry, Martínez replaced the current ALBA secretary, Félix Plasencia, in his duties as Venezuelan ambassador to Colombia; with which the bilateral relationship between Caracas and Bogotá is further strengthened.

Yvan Gil, head of the Foreign Ministry, welcomed the act of officialization of the Venezuelan ambassador and stated that it is part of the “relaunch of diplomatic relations and brotherhood” between the two countries.

TO end of MarchAmbassador Martínez delivered the copy of the style to the foreign minister in charge, José Salazar, at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Colombia.

Already in the month of January of this year. The media speculated about the retired brigadier general (G/B) Carlos Martínez as a possible replacement for Félix Plasencia at the head of the Venezuelan embassy in Colombia.

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The appointment of the diplomat was authorized by the National Assembly elected in 2020 in February.

Carlos Martínez served as Ambassador of Venezuela in Argentina between 2011 and 2018. He was also director of the Bolivarian Army War College, Secretary of the Defense Council, director of the Office of the Presidency of the Republic, director of Petróleos de Venezuela (PDVSA ), president of the Development Corporation of the Zuliana Region (Corpozulia) and of Carbozulia.

He was vice president of the Sofi Occidente Investment Bank of Venezuela. In addition, he was a border officer where he had the opportunity to deal with irregular groups.

Likewise, he is the representative of Venezuela as guarantor in the Peace Talks between the Government of the Republic of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (ELN).

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