Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza meets with Germany's Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean - MPPRE

Foreign Minister Jorge Arreaza meets with Germany’s Regional Director for Latin America and the Caribbean

The Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs, Jorge Arreaza, held a cordial meeting on Wednesday with the Regional Director of the German Federal Foreign Office for Latin America and the Caribbean, Marian Schuegraf.

At the meeting, the two authorities discussed the development of bilateral relations and the common challenges to face the COVID-19 pandemic.

Venezuela and Germany shared a long tradition dating back to an encounter held by two iconic figures, Liberator Simón Bolívar and Alexander Von Humboldt, in early 19th century.

In recent years, however, their relations were interrupted as a consequence of the German Government’s stance on the South American country and its legitimate authorities.

In March 2019, the Venezuelan Government issued a statement declaring German Ambassador Daniel Kriener persona non grata after he got involved in the conspiracy agenda of the Venezuelan extremist opposition.

Nevertheless, in July 2019, Foreign Minister Arreaza received the German representative, following the reestablishment of diplomatic relations with the Federal Republic of Germany.

The Venezuelan Government decided to withdraw the statement after several contacts were made with Germany, resulting in the normalization of diplomatic relations between the two countries.