Monday, May 12 2014 @ 10:27 AM EDT
Contributed by: Don Winner
Earlier Varela said he would appoint Milton Henriquez as the Government Minister and Dulcidio De La Guardia as the Minister of Economy and Finance.
Varela previously announced Panama would restore relations with Venezuela, and Saint Malo said Panama can play a role of neutrality in the dialog.
According to Saint Malo, Panama will serve as a bridge to advance the dialog between the parties (in Venezuela) without meddling in their internal affairs, always within the framework of respect for human rights, as well as international and domestic law.
Saint Malo said there is no single recipe.
Since the government of Martin Torrijos, it has been the practice for the Vice President to also serve as the Foreign Minister. Under Torrijos Vice President Samuel Lewis Navarro served as the Foreign Minister, and Vice President Juan Carlos Varela served as the Chancellor until the alliance with the CD broke down. (TVN)