Caracas on Friday formally declared that Ivan Rancon would replace Gustavo Marquez as Venezuelan ambassador to Colombia.
The announcement of the change of personnel was made on September 7, almost a month after the restoration of diplomatic relations between Colombia and Venezuela, EPA reports, but was only published in the Official Gazette Friday. In Venezuela, new legislation or presidential decrees do not become active until they are printed in the Gazette.
Rancon, a former president of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, has been ambassador to the Vatican since 2005.
Marquez served as ambassador to Bogota for a year and a half.