During the ordinary session this Thursday the Assembly National (AN) approved the appointment of four Venezuelan ambassadors to allied countries at the request of President Nicolás Maduro’s parliament.
During the debate, the appointment of former Governor Carlos Mata Figueroa as Venezuela’s ambassador to Qatar was unanimously approved.
Deputy Junior Gómez stressed that the former president of the Nueva Esparta state is the third person from the island of Margarita, who achieves the rank of general in chief, after Santiago Mariño and Juan Bautista Arismendi.
Mata Figueroa is a career military officer graduated from the Bolivarian Army, holding various positions within the Bolivarian National Armed Forces (FANB) and the last Minister for Defense (2010-2012).
Likewise, the appointment of citizen Jesús Rafael Salazar Velásquez as Venezuelan ambassador to the Russian Federation was approved.
Salazar Velásquez is a native of Irapa, Sucre state, and has held various military responsibilities and in the national Executive.
He is a graduate of the Bolivarian Army, achieving the rank of major general. In addition, he served as Minister of the Office of the Presidency and Monitoring of Government Management until 2015, and director of the Strategic Security Center.
Ramón Gordis for the Kingdom of Norway
Ramón Antonio Gordils Montes was appointed this Tuesday as Venezuelan ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway, with concurrence in the Baltic countries.
Gordils Montes, among other positions, was president of the Foreign Trade Bank (Bancoex) between 2013 and 2018, and co-founder of Corpovex between 2013 and 2014.
Former Minister for Syria
Finally, the appointment of Jose Gregorio Biomorgi as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Venezuela to the Syrian Arab Republic.
In the case of Gordils Montes, he also attends as a representative before the Baltic countries.
The appointments were made in correspondence to articles 187 numeral 14 and 236 numeral 15 of the Constitution of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.