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Schemidt's photo was taken during violent clashes with riot police and protesters demonstrating against President Nicolas Maduro's regime in Caracas last year.
Panama announced it was suspending Venezuelan airlines from flying into the country in a tit-for-tat move after Caracas last week barred its main carrier Copa.
Tension between the two countries began escalating in recent days when Panama put President Nicolas Maduro on a list of Venezuelan officials as being at "high risk" for laundering money.
The country has the highest number of confirmed cases, 159, among nine Latin American countries that reported cases in the first three months of 2018.
The blaze, which broke out on Wednesday in the main police station in Valencia, Venezuela's third-biggest city, triggered national outrage and UN condemnation.
The statement by the foreign ministry also said authorities have been ordered to probe the blaze that happened Wednesday in the state police facility in the country's third-biggest city of Valencia.
The United Nations on Thursday voiced outrage at the deaths of 68 people when a fire engulfed police holding cells in Venezuela and urged Caracas to investigate the tragedy.
Venezuela's top prosecutor said 68 people died in a fire at a police detention facility on Wednesday, where an inmates' rights organization reported an attempted jailbreak.
The cause of the riot is still unknown and authorities have not offered any information.
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro announced Thursday he would re-value the crisis-wracked country's bolivar currency, cutting three zeroes from current values to combat hyperinflation.
China is likely to extend an agreement providing crisis-stricken Venezuela with favourable loans repayment terms but will not lend fresh funds to President Nicolas Maduro's government.
US President Donald Trump today signed an executive order making it illegal for Americans to purchase any cryptocurrency issued by Venezuela.
Trump issued an executive order prescribing "all transactions related to" the new currency, which is designed to make up for a massive government cash crisis.
India's oil imports from Venezuela averaged around 300,000 barrels per day between November, 2017 and February, 2018, a drop of about 20 percent from the same period a year earlier.
The National Electoral Council announced the postponement in a statement but did not give a precise date for the election, in which President Nicolas Maduro will seek a second six-year term.