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A FOREIGN MINISTER or MINISTER OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS (less commonly _for foreign affairs_) is generally a cabinet minister in charge of a state 's foreign policy and relations .

CONTENTS

* 1 World contexts

* 1.1 Difference in titles * 1.2 Powers of position * 1.3 Responsibilities

* 2 Related articles and lists

* 2.1 By year * 2.2 Country and territory-related articles and lists

* 3 Former countries * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links

WORLD CONTEXTS

DIFFERENCE IN TITLES

In some nations, such as India , the Foreign Minister is referred to as the " Minister for External Affairs " or, as in the case of Brazil , " Minister of Foreign Affairs " and of the former Soviet Union , this position is known as the "Minister of External Relations". In the United States, the equivalent to the foreign ministry is called the " Department of State ", and the equivalent position is known as the " Secretary of State ". Other common titles may include "Minister of Foreign Relations". In many Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries in Latin America, the foreign minister is colloquially called "Canciller ".

Diplomats themselves and historians often refer to the foreign ministry by its local address: the Ballhausplatz (Vienna), the Quai d’Orsay (Paris), the Itamaraty (Brasília), the Wilhelmstraße (Berlin); and Foggy Bottom (Washington). For imperial Russia, to 1917 it was the Choristers’ Bridge (St Petersburg). The Italian ministry was called "the Consulta."

POWERS OF POSITION

A foreign minister's powers can vary from government to government. In a classic parliamentary system , a foreign minister can potentially exert significant influence in forming foreign policy but when the government is dominated by a strong prime minister the foreign minister may be limited to playing a more marginal or subsidiary role in determining policy. Similarly, the political powers invested in the foreign minister are often more limited in presidential governments with a strong executive branch . Since the end of World War II , it has been common for both the foreign minister and defense minister to be part of an inner cabinet (commonly known as a national security council ) in order to coordinate defense and diplomatic policy . Although the 19th and early 20th centuries saw many heads of government assume the foreign ministry, this practice has since become uncommon in most developed nations .

RESPONSIBILITIES

Along with their political roles, foreign ministers are also traditionally responsible for many diplomatic duties, such as hosting foreign world leaders and going on state visits to other countries. The foreign minister is generally the most well-traveled member of any cabinet.

* In the _United Kingdom_, the minister responsible for foreign policy (as well as the British overseas territories ) is the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Foreign Secretary). Before 1968, the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs only handled relations with foreign (non-Commonwealth ) countries, while relations with Commonwealth countries and colonies were handled by the Secretary of State for Commonwealth Affairs . For the same reason, in Commonwealth countries other than the United Kingdom, the ministers responsible for handling relations with both Commonwealth and non-Commonwealth countries were formerly usually designated ministers for 'External Affairs'. * In the _United States_, the United States Secretary of State handles foreign policy and is the senior Cabinet officer. The name of the post comes from several domestic duties.

Although it is very rare for there to be any sub-national foreign minister post, although sometimes there is a minor external relations position, it can exist supranationally. The European Union has dealt with external relations in certain areas since its inception (see EU Trade Commissioner ) and has a High Representative as its chief diplomat. However her duties are primarily to implement EU Foreign Policy , rather than formulate it.

RELATED ARTICLES AND LISTS

BY YEAR

* 1950 * 1990 , 1991 , 1992 , 1993 , 1994 , 1995 , 1996 , 1997 , 1998 , 1999 * 2000 , 2001 , 2002 , 2003 , 2004 , 2005 , 2006 , 2007 , 2008 , 2009 * 2010 , 2011 , 2012 , 2013 , 2014 , 2015 , 2016 , 2017

COUNTRY AND TERRITORY-RELATED ARTICLES AND LISTS

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COUNTRY, TERRITORY, PARTIALLY RECOGNISED COUNTRY OR OTHER ENTITY NAME OF OFFICE HEAD OF THE OFFICE

Afghanistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Albania Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Algeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Andorra Ministry of External Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and Institutional Relations

Angola Ministry of External Relations Minister of External Relations

Antigua and Barbuda Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Argentina Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Worship Ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Trade and Worship

Armenia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Australia Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister for Foreign Affairs

Austria Federal Ministry for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs Federal Minister for Europe, Integration and Foreign Affairs

Azerbaijan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Bahamas Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration

Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Bangladesh Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Barbados Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and International Business Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Belarus Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Belgium Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs, External Trade and European Affairs

Belize Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

Benin Ministry of Foreign Affairs and African Integration Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration, La Francophonie, and Beninese Abroad

Bhutan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Bolivia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Chancellor

Bosnia and Herzegovina Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Botswana Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Brazil Ministry of External Relations Minister of External Relations

Brunei Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Bulgaria Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Burkina Faso Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation

Burundi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Cambodia Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Cameroon Ministry of External Relations Minister of External Relations

Canada Department of Global Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Cape Verde Ministry of External Affairs Minister of External Affairs

Central African Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African Integration, La Francophonie Affairs, and Central Africans Abroad Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration, La Francophonie Affairs, and Central Africans Abroad

Chad Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and African Integration

Chile Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

China Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Hong Kong Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People\'s Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Commerce and Economic Development Bureau

Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development

Secretary for Constitutional and Mainland Affairs

Macau Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People\'s Republic of China in the Macao Special Administrative Region

Secretariat for Economy and Finance

Secretariat for Social Affairs and Culture Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the Macao Special Administrative Region

Secretary of Economy and Finance of Macau

Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture of Macau

Colombia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Comoros Ministry of External Relations, of Cooperation, in Charge of the Diaspora, of la Francophonie and of the Arab World Minister of External Relations, of Cooperation, in Charge of the Diaspora, of la Francophonie and of the Arab World

Democratic Republic of the Congo Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and La Francophonie

Republic of the Congo Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Cook Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister of Foreign Affairs and Immigration

Costa Rica Ministry of External Relations Minister of External Relations and Worship

Côte d\'Ivoire Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Croatia Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Cuba Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Cyprus Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Czech Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Denmark Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Djibouti Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Dominica Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Dominican Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ecuador Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Integration Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Integration

Egypt Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

El Salvador Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Equatorial Guinea Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and La Francophonie

Eritrea Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ethiopia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

European Union European External Action Service High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Fiji Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Civil Aviation

Finland Ministry for Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

France Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development

Gabon Ministry for Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, La Francophonie, in charge of NEPAD and Regional Integration

The Gambia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad Minister for Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Gambians Abroad

Georgia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Germany Foreign Office Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ghana Ministry for Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration

Greece Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Grenada Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Business Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Business

Guatemala Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Guernsey Policy Council External Relations Team

Guinea Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs and Guineans Abroad

Guinea-Bissau Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Guyana Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Haiti Ministry for Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and Worship

Honduras Secretariat of Foreign Affairs Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs

Hungary Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister of Foreign Affairs

Iceland Ministry for Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

India Ministry of External Affairs Minister of External Affairs

Indonesia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Iran Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Iraq Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ireland Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Italy Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jamaica Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Jersey Ministry of External Relations Minister for External Relations

Jordan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Ministers of Foreign Affairs

Kenya Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Kiribati Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister for Foreign Affairs and Immigration

North Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

South Korea Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister of Foreign Affairs

Kosovo Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Kuwait Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs

Kyrgyzstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Laos Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Latvia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Lebanon Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants

Lesotho Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Relations Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Relations

Liberia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Libya Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Liechtenstein Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Lithuania Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Luxembourg Ministry for Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Republic of Macedonia Ministry for Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Madagascar Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Malawi Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Malaysia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Maldives Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mali Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Malta Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Marshall Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Mauritania Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Mauritius Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade

Mexico Secretariat of Foreign Affairs Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Federated States of Micronesia Department of Foreign Affairs, Overseas Embassies, Consulates, and Missions Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Moldova Ministry of the Foreign Affairs and European Integration Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration

Monaco Department of External Relations Government Counsellor for External Relations

Mongolia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Montenegro Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Integration

Morocco Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Mozambique Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Myanmar Ministry of Foreign Affairs Union Minister of Foreign Affairs

Nagorno-Karabakh Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Namibia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Nauru Department of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Health and Sport

Nepal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Home Affairs and Foreign Affairs

The Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Nicaragua Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Niger Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation, African Integration and Nigeriens Abroad

Nigeria Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Niue Premiers Department Minister of External Affairs

Norway Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Oman Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Palau Ministry of State Minister of State for Foreign Affairs

Palestine Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Panama Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Papua New Guinea Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Immigration Minister for Foreign Affairs, Trade and Immigration

Paraguay Ministry of Foreign Relations Minister of Foreign Relations

Peru Ministry of Foreign Relations Minister of Foreign Relations

Philippines Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary of Foreign Affairs

Poland Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Portugal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of State and Foreign Affairs

Qatar Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Romania Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Russia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Rwanda Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Saint Kitts and Nevis Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs, National Security, Labour, Immigration and Social Security

Saint Lucia Ministry of External Affairs Minister for External Affairs, International Trade and Civil Aviation

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Consumer Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Consumer Affairs

Samoa Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade

San Marino Secretariat of State for Foreign and Political Affairs Secretary for Foreign Affairs

São Tomé and Príncipe Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Communities

Saudi Arabia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Senegal Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and Senegalese Abroad

Serbia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Sierra Leone Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs

Singapore Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Slovakia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign and European Affairs

Slovenia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Solomon Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade

Somalia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

South Africa Department of International Relations and Cooperation Minister of International Relations and Cooperation

South Ossetia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

South Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Spain Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Sri Lanka Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Sudan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Suriname Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Swaziland Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Sweden Ministry for Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

Switzerland Federal Department of Foreign Affairs Head of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs

Syria Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates

Taiwan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Tajikistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Tanzania Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation

Thailand Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Timor-Leste Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of State and of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Togo Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation

Tonga Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs, Defence, Information and Communication

Transnistria Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Trinidad and Tobago Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Tunisia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Turkey Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Turkmenistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Tuvalu Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs, Environment, Trade, Labour and Tourism

Uganda Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Ukraine Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister for Foreign Affairs

United Arab Emirates Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

United States Department of State Secretary of State

Uruguay Ministry of Foreign Relations Minister of Foreign Relations

Uzbekistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Vanuatu Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Minister of Foreign Affairs and External Trade

Vatican City Secretariat of State Secretary for Relations with States

Venezuela Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of the Popular Participation for Foreign Affairs

Vietnam Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Yemen Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

Zambia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism

Zimbabwe Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

FORMER COUNTRIES

FORMER COUNTRY NAME OF OFFICE HEAD OF THE OFFICE

Austria- Hungary Foreign Ministry Foreign Ministers

Czechoslovakia Ministry of Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs

East Germany Ministry for Foreign Affairs Minister of Foreign Affairs