Minister of Foreign Affairs (Czech Republic)

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Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Ministr zahraničních věcí České republiky
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Incumbent
Lubomír Zaorálek

since 29 January 2014
Seat Prague, Czech Republic
Appointer Prime Minister
Formation 1 January 1993
Website www.mzv.cz

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Czech: Ministr zahraničních věcí České republiky) is a senior official of the Cabinet of the Czech Republic and the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic and handles foreign policy of the Czech Republic.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is appointed by the Prime Minister and must be confirmed by the President.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs along with the Finance Minister, the Minister of Defence, and the Minister of the Interior are generally regarded as the four most important cabinet members because of the importance of their respective ministries.

The current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is Lubomír Zaorálek, the 10th person to hold the office since its creation in 1993.

List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic[edit]

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Josef Zieleniec No image.png 1 January 1993 23 October 1997 ODS
Jaroslav Šedivý Sedivy Jaroslav 1341.jpg 8 November 1997 17 July 1998 Independent
Jan Kavan Jan Kavan - cropped.jPg 22 July 1998 12 July 2002 ČSSD
Cyril Svoboda Flickr - europeanpeoplesparty - EPP Congress Warsaw (708) (cropped).jpg 15 July 2002 4 September 2006 KDU-ČSL
Alexandr Vondra RNDr.Alexandr Vondra.jpg 4 September 2006 9 January 2007 ODS
Karel Schwarzenberg Karel Schwarzenberg on June 2, 2011.jpg 9 January 2007 8 May 2009 Independent
Jan Kohout Jan Kohout2009.jpg 8 May 2009 13 July 2010 Independent
Karel Schwarzenberg Karel Schwarzenberg on June 2, 2011.jpg 13 July 2010 10 July 2013 TOP 09
Jan Kohout Jan Kohout2009.jpg 10 July 2013 29 January 2014 Independent
Lubomír Zaorálek Lubomír Zaorálek 2014 (cropped).jpg 29 January 2014 Incumbent ČSSD

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