President Maduro’s government had removed Daniel Kriener from Caracas in March, accusing him of meddling in domestic affairs. Venezuela is in the center of a political and humanitarian crisis.
The German ambassador to Venezuela has returned to Caracas just over four months after the government forced him out of the South American country.
Daniel Kriener returned to the Venezuelan capital on Saturday following Venezuela’s decision in early July to re-recognize his diplomatic status, according to the German Foreign Office.
The office’s deputy spokesperson, Rainer Breul, said he was “glad that Ambassador Kriener is able to take up his duties as ambassador to Venezuela again.”
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said he hoped to build “an agenda of mutual interest, in accordance with the principles of international cooperation” with Kriener after he returned.