MADRID, 20 May. (EUROPEAN PRESS) –
The United States has formalized the appointment of Francisco ‘Paco’ Palmieri as the new head of the diplomatic mission headed by the US Embassy in Venezuela.
“We would like to welcome Francisco “Paco” Palmieri, Chief of Mission, to join the team of the US Embassy in Venezuela (VAU), the embassy said on Twitter.
Thus, Palmieri will replace James Story, who officially resigned on May 19. Palmieri will also continue to serve as Charge d’affaires at the US Embassy in Bogotá.
Palmieri is a diplomat who leads the United States State Department Mission in Venezuela, based at the US Embassy in Colombia since May 19, 2023. He is also the Northern Charge d’affaires. American Embassy for Colombia.
He is a diplomat with 36 years of experience in the region. He has held management positions in the State Department and has extensive experience in dealing with the Western Hemisphere.
He served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs from January 2017 to November 2018 and oversaw the United States’ participation in the 2018 Americas Summit in Peru.
He has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central America and the Caribbean, and Director of the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination of the Office of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
He has worked in key team roles with Secretaries James Baker, Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Hillary Clinton and John Kerry as a member of the Executive Secretary.
Source: Noti Merica