The diplomatic representative of the legitimate government of Venezuela, María Teresa Romero, presented her letters of credence to the President of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei, and to the Foreign Minister Pedro Brolo, in an emotional ceremony held at the National Palace of Culture in the capital of the Central American country.
After a year of being appointed by the President (E) of Venezuela Juan Guaidó, the Guatemalan government takes an important step in the recognition of the legitimate Venezuelan authorities represented in the person of Ambassador Romero. An outstanding academic, journalist, internationalist and writer, with a doctorate in Political Science and a specialization in International Relations.
President Giammattei announced, at the beginning of the year, the breaking of diplomatic relations with the Venezuelan regime, the closing of its embassy and issued instructions for the representation of the dictatorship to leave the country in a short period of time, being consistent with his position in defense of Venezuelan freedom and democracy and the recognition of its legitimate institutions.
Along with Romero, eight other ambassadors received the approval of the Guatemalan government, among them the new ambassador of the United States, William W. Popp; of the Kingdom of Spain José María Laviña; the European Union, Thomas Peyker; and the new Apostolic Nuncio, representative of the Holy See, Monsignor Francisco Motecillo Padilla.
The Letters of Credence are official documents through which the Head of State of the accrediting country presents its Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary as its diplomatic representative to the Republic of Guatemala.