Minister for Foreign Affairs (Greece)

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The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Greek: Υπουργός Εξωτερικών) is the senior minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, established on 3 April 1833. The current Minister for Foreign Affairs, since 27 January 2015, is the independent SYRIZA-nominated political theorist Nikos Kotzias, with responsibility for the relations between the Hellenic Republic and foreign states.

Ministers for Foreign Affairs since 1974[edit]

Photo Name Took Office Left Office Party
GEORGIOS MAVROS.jpg George Mavros July 24, 1974 October 9, 1974 Center Union
Dimitrios Bitsios October 17, 1974 November 20, 1977 New Democracy
Papaligouras Panayiotis.jpg Panagiotis Papaligouras November 29, 1977 May 10, 1978 New Democracy
George Rallis May 10, 1978 May 9, 1980 New Democracy
Mitsotakis 1992.jpg Konstantinos Mitsotakis (1st term) May 10, 1980 October 21, 1981 New Democracy
Ioannis Charalambopoulos October 21, 1981 July 26, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Papoulias.JPG Karolos Papoulias (1st term) July 26, 1985 July 2, 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Tzannis Tzannetakis July 3, 1989 October 12, 1989 New Democracy
Georgios Papoulias (1st term) October 12, 1989 November 23, 1989
Antonis Samaras (1st time) November 23, 1989 February 16, 1990 New Democracy
Georgios Papoulias (2nd term) February 16, 1990 April 11, 1990
Flickr - Πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδας - Αντώνης Σαμαράς - Angela Merkel - Επίσκεψη στην Αθήνα (15).jpg Antonis Samaras (2nd time) April 11, 1990 April 14, 1992 New Democracy
Konstantinos Mitsotakis (2nd term) April 14, 1992 August 7, 1992 New Democracy
Michalis Papakonstantinou August 7, 1992 October 13, 1993 New Democracy
Karolos Papoulias.jpg Karolos Papoulias (2nd term) October 13, 1993 January 22, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
TheodorosPangalos.jpg Theodoros Pangalos January 22, 1996 February 18, 1999 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
George Papandreou (1st term) February 18, 1999 February 13, 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Tassos Yiannitsis February 13, 2004 March 10, 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Molyviatis.JPG Petros Molyviatis (1st term) March 10, 2004 February 15, 2006 New Democracy
Dora Bakoyannis-headshot.jpg Dora Bakoyannis February 15, 2006 October 7, 2009 New Democracy
Papandreou handover cropped.jpg George Papandreou (2nd term) 7 October 2009 7 September 2010 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Dimitris droutsas.jpg Dimitris Droutsas 7 September 2010 17 June 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Επίσκεψη ΥΠΕΞ Σ. Λαμπρινίδη σε Λίβανο.jpg Stavros Lambrinidis 17 June 2011 11 November 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Stavros Dimas speaking in parliament.jpg Stavros Dimas 11 November 2011 May 17, 2012 New Democracy
Petros Molyviatis (2nd term) May 17, 2012 June 21, 2012 New Democracy
Avramo1.jpg Dimitris Avramopoulos June 21, 2012 June 25, 2013 New Democracy
Evangelos Venizelos 2014 (cropped).jpg Evangelos Venizelos June 25, 2013 January 27, 2015 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Ministerial handover to Nikos Kotzias.jpg Nikos Kotzias 27 January 2015 Incumbent Coalition of the Radical Left

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