Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Singapore)
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|Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Headquarters||Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tanglin, Singapore 248163|
|Annual budget||437 million (est) SGD (2010)|
|Ministers responsible||K. Shanmugam, Minister
Grace Fu, Second Minister
Masagos Zulkifli, Senior Minister of State
|Agency executive||Chee Wee Kiong, Permanent Secretary|
|Child agency||All diplomatic missions of Singapore|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Abbreviation: MFA; Chinese: 新加坡外交部) is a ministry of the Government of Singapore responsible for conducting and managing diplomatic relations between Singapore and other countries. It is headed by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the office currently held by K. Shanmugam.
Established in 1965, the Ministry now has 40 overseas missions including 7 High Commissions, 17 Embassies, 2 Permanent Missions to the United Nations, and 14 consulates. Singapore has appointed 24 Honorary Consuls-General/Consuls abroad and has 21 non-resident Ambassadors and High Commissioners based in Singapore. The MFA provides consular assistance to Singaporeans travelling, working and studying overseas.
Singapore maintains diplomatic relations with 182 countries. In Singapore, there are 55 resident foreign Embassies and High Commissions, 39 foreign Consulates, and 8 International Organisations based in Singapore. In addition, more than 60 non-resident foreign Ambassadors are accredited to Singapore.
- Minister for Foreign Affairs
- Foreign relations of Singapore
- List of diplomatic missions of Singapore
- "Head N: Ministry of Foreign Affairs" (PDF). Budget 2010: Revenue and Expenditure Estimates. Ministry of Finance. 2010-02. Retrieved 2010-09-14.
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