Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (Spain)
|Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación|
|Formed||4 December 1714
as "First Secretary of State"
|Jurisdiction||Government of Spain|
|Headquarters||Santa Cruz Palace (Madrid)|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain (Spanish: Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación) is a department of the Government of Spain in charge of Spain's foreign relations. The present incumbent of that Ministry is Mr. Alfonso Dastis who is a member of the People's Party (PP).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is a department of the General Administration responsible for:
- Planning, managing, carrying out and evaluating the State foreign policy and the international cooperation policy for development, paying special attention to the ones in relation to the European Union and Ibero-America.
- Coordinating and supervising all actions done in this areas by the other Ministries and Public Administrations.
- Promoting international economic, cultural and scientific relationships.
- Taking part in suggesting and carrying out the migratory policy.
- Promoting cross-border and interterritorial cooperation.
- Protecting Spaniards abroad.
- Preparing, negotiating and processing the international treaties which Spain is part of.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is organised in the following superior bodies:
- The Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs.
- The Secretary of State for the European Union.
- The Secretary of State of International Cooperation and for Ibero-America.
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