Minister of Foreign Affairs (Czech Republic)
|Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Ministr zahraničních věcí České republiky
|Seat||Prague, Czech Republic|
|Formation||1 January 1993|
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 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 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
|Name||Portrait||Entered office||Left office||Political party|
|Josef Zieleniec||1 January 1993||23 October 1997||ODS|
|Jaroslav Šedivý||8 November 1997||17 July 1998||Independent|
|Jan Kavan||22 July 1998||12 July 2002||ČSSD|
|Cyril Svoboda||15 July 2002||4 September 2006||KDU-ČSL|
|Alexandr Vondra||4 September 2006||9 January 2007||ODS|
|Karel Schwarzenberg||9 January 2007||8 May 2009||Independent|
|Jan Kohout||8 May 2009||13 July 2010||Independent|
|Karel Schwarzenberg||13 July 2010||10 July 2013||TOP 09|
|Jan Kohout||10 July 2013||29 January 2014||Independent|
|Lubomír Zaorálek||29 January 2014||Incumbent||ČSSD|