Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (Spain)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores y de Cooperación
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Secretary Kerry Shakes Hands With Spanish Foreign Minister Dastis at NATO Headquarters in Brussels (31426641556) (cropped).jpg
Alfonso Dastis, Current minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation
Agency overview
Formed 4 December 1714
as "First Secretary of State"
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1938-2008)
Jurisdiction Government of Spain
Headquarters Santa Cruz Palace (Madrid)
Minister responsible
Child agencies
Website www.maec.es
Headquarters of the Ministry

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).

Responsibilities[edit]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is a department of the General Administration responsible for:[1]

  • 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.

Structure[edit]

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is organised in the following superior bodies:[2]

  • 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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