"I have decided to appoint Jorge Arreaza as the foreign minister of the Bolivarian Republic. He will take office starting today," Maduro said in a televised speech.
Arreaza will replace Samuel Moncada, who was given this job on June 21 after his predecessor Delcy Rodriguez stood down to run for a seat on the new constituent assembly.
Arreaza has been removed from his post of minister for ecological mining development. The 44-year-old previously served as Venezuela’s vice president and science minister.