Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation (Spain)

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation
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Josep Borrell, current Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation
Agency overview
Formed 4 December 1714
as "First Secretary of State"
Preceding agency
  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation (2008-2018)
Jurisdiction Escudo de España (mazonado).svg Government of Spain
Headquarters Santa Cruz Palace (Madrid)
Minister responsible
Child agencies
Website exteriores.gob.es
Headquarters of the Ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain (Spanish: Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación) is a department of the Government of Spain in charge of Spain's foreign relations. The present incumbent of that Ministry is Mr. Josep Borrell who is a member of the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE).

Responsibilities[edit]

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

  • The Secretariat of State for Foreign Affairs.
    • The Directorate-General for Foreign Policy and Security.
    • The Directorate-General for the United Nations and Human Rights.
    • The Directorate-General for the Maghreb, the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
    • The Directorate-General for Africa.
    • The Directorate-General for North America, Eastern Europe, Asia and Pacific.
    • The Directorate-General for International Economic Relations.
  • The Secretariat of State for the European Union.
    • The Directorate-General for Integration and Coordination of General Affairs of the European Union.
    • The Directorate-General for the Coordination of the Internal Market and other Community Policies.
    • The Directorate-General for Western, Central and Southeast Europe.
  • The Secretariat of State for International Cooperation and for Iberoamerica and the Caribbean.
    • The Directorate-General for Sustainable Development Policies.
    • The Directorate-General for Iberoamerica and the Caribbean.
  • The Secretariat of State for the Global Spain.
  • The Undersecretariat of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.
    • The Technical General Secretariat.
    • The Directorate-General for the Foreign Service.
    • The Directorate-General for Spaniards Abroad and Consular and Migratory Issues.
    • The Directorate-General for Diplomatic Communication and Information.
    • The Introducer of Ambassadors.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Royal Decree 342/2012, 10th February, for explaining the structure of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation" (PDF). Boe.es. Retrieved 3 July 2018.
  2. ^ Royal Decree 415/2016, 4 November, for restructuring the ministerial departments Boe.es (in Spanish)

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