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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Jan Lipavský 3 July 2020.jpg
Incumbent
Jan Lipavský

since 17 December 2021
SeatCzernin Palace
AppointerPrime Minister
Formation1 January 1993
Websitewww.mzv.cz

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Czech: Ministr zahraničních věcí České republiky) is a senior official of the Government of the Czech Republic, and as the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned with foreign policy and foreign relations of the Czech Republic.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is appointed by the President after being nominated by the Prime Minister.

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 Jan Lipavský.

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, IEIS conference «Russia and the EU the question of trust»-104.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 Greens
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 13 December 2017 ČSSD
Martin Stropnický Stropnicky (cropped).jpg 13 December 2017 27 June 2018 ANO 2011
Jan Hamáček (acting) Hamacek Danko (cropped).jpg 27 June 2018 16 October 2018 ČSSD
Tomáš Petříček Secretary Pompeo Meets With Czech Foreign Minister Petricek (40244218093) (cropped).jpg 16 October 2018 12 April 2021 ČSSD
Jan Hamáček (acting) Hamacek Danko (cropped).jpg 12 April 2021 21 April 2021 ČSSD
Jakub Kulhánek [cs] Jakub Kulhánek 2021.jpg 21 April 2021 17 December 2021 ČSSD
Jan Lipavský Jan Lipavský 3 July 2020.jpg 17 December 2021 Incumbent Czech Pirate Party

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