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A minister for foreign affairs, or foreign minister, is a governmental cabinet minister who helps form the foreign policy of a sovereign nation. The ministry for foreign affairs is often regarded as the most senior ministerial position below that of the head of government (prime minister or president); it is often granted to the deputy prime minister in coalition governments. In some nations, the foreign minister is referred to as the minister for external affairs. The current foreign minister of New Zealand, however, is not a member of the Cabinet, but rather sits in the Opposition, as part of a complex system of coalition agreements entered into by the Labour Party and its multiple allies. Alternate meanings in cabinet (disambiguation) A Cabinet is a body of high-ranking members of government, typically representing the executive branch. ... A minister or a secretary is a politician who heads a government ministry or department (e. ... A countrys foreign policy is a set of political goals that seeks to outline how that particular country will interact with other countries of the world and, to a lesser extent, non-state actors. ... The Head of Government is the chief officer of the executive branch of a government, often presiding over a cabinet. ...


A foreign minister's powers can vary from government to government. In a classic parliamentary system, a foreign minister can potentially exert significant influence in forming foreign policy but when the government is dominated by a strong prime minister the foreign minister may be limited to playing a more marginal or subsidiary role in determining policy. Similarly, the political powers invested in the foreign minister are often more limited in presidential governments with a strong executive. Since the end of World War II, it has been common for both the foreign minister and defense minister to be part of an inner cabinet (commonly known as a National Security Council) in order to coordinate defence and diplomatic policy. Although the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries saw many heads of government assume the foreign ministry, this practice has since become uncommon in most developed nations. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A presidential system, also called a congressional system, is a system of government where the executive branch exists and presides (hence the term) separate from the legislature, to which it is not accountable, and which cannot in normal circumstances dismiss it. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... A defence minister (Commonwealth English) or defense minister (American English) is a cabinet portfolio (position) which regulates the armed forces in a sovereign nation. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


Along with their political roles, foreign ministers are also traditionally responsible for many diplomatic duties, such as hosting foreign world leaders and going on state visits to other countries. The foreign minister is generally the most well-traveled member of any cabinet. Diplomat redirects here. ... State visits usually involve a military review. ...


In the United States, the foreign minister is called the 'Secretary of State', and occupies the oldest cabinet post in the nation. In the United Kingdom, the foreign minister is called the 'Foreign Secretary'; after the merger of the previously separate Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office in 1968; the British foreign minister is officially referred to as the 'Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs'. Seal of the United States Department of State. ... The position of Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs was created in the United Kingdoms governmental reorganization of 1782, in which the Northern and Southern Departments became the Home and Foreign Offices. ... The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for promoting the interests of the United Kingdom abroad. ... The Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Whitehall, seen from St. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1968 Gregorian calendar. ... The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (commonly referred to as Foreign Secretary) is a member of the British Government responsible for relations with foreign countries, heading the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (often called simply the Foreign Office). ...


Other common titles may include minister of foreign relations. In many Spanish-Speaking Latin American countries, the foreign minister is called canciller (= chancellor). For other uses, see Chancellor (disambiguation). ...

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Foreign ministers in 1949 - State leaders in 1950 - Foreign ministers in 1951 (incomplete) Africa Egypt - Hussein Sirri Pasha (1949-1950) Muhammad Salah al-Din Bey (1950-1952) Ethiopia - Tsehafi Taezaz Aklilu Habte-Wold (1943-1958) Liberia - Gabriel Lafayette Dennis (1944-1953) South Africa - Daniel F. Malan (1948-1954) Asia Afghanistan... Foreign ministers in 1989 - State leaders in 1990 - Foreign ministers in 1991 See also: List of religious leaders in 1990 List of international organization leaders in 1990 List of colonial governors in 1990 // Africa Algeria - Sid Ahmed Ghozali (1989-1991) Angola - Pedro de Castro van Dúnem (1989-1992) Benin... Foreign ministers in 1990 - State leaders in 1991 - Foreign ministers in 1992 See also: List of religious leaders in 1991 List of international organization leaders in 1991 List of colonial governors in 1991 Africa Algeria - Sid Ahmed Ghozali (1989-1991) Lakhdar Brahimi (1991-1993) Angola - Pedro de Castro van D... Foreign ministers in 1991 - State leaders in 1992 - Foreign ministers in 1993 See also: List of religious leaders in 1992 List of international organization leaders in 1992 List of colonial governors in 1992 Africa Algeria - Lakhdar Brahimi (1991-1993) Angola - Pedro de Castro van Dúnem (1989-1992) Venâncio... Foreign ministers in 1992 - State leaders in 1993 - Foreign ministers in 1994 See also: List of religious leaders in 1993 List of international organization leaders in 1993 List of colonial governors in 1993 Africa Algeria - Lakhdar Brahimi (1991-1993) Redha Malek (1993) Mohamed Salah Dembri (1993-1996) Angola - Venâncio... Foreign ministers in 1993 - State leaders in 1994 - Foreign ministers in 1995 See also: List of religious leaders in 1994 List of international organization leaders in 1994 List of colonial governors in 1994 Africa Algeria - Mohamed Salah Dembri (1993-1996) Angola - Venâncio da Silva Moura (1992-1999) Benin - Robert... Foreign ministers in 1994 - State leaders in 1995 - Foreign ministers in 1996 See also: List of religious leaders in 1995 List of international organization leaders in 1995 List of colonial governors in 1995 Africa Algeria - Mohamed Salah Dembri (1993-1996) Angola - Venâncio da Silva Moura (1992-1999) Benin - Robert... Foreign ministers in 1995 - State leaders in 1996 - Foreign ministers in 1997 See also: List of religious leaders in 1996 List of international organization leaders in 1996 List of colonial governors in 1996 Africa Algeria - Mohamed Salah Dembri (1993-1996) Ahmed Attaf (1996-1999) Angola - Venâncio da Silva Moura... Foreign ministers in 1996 - State leaders in 1997 - Foreign ministers in 1998 See also: List of religious leaders in 1997 List of international organization leaders in 1997 List of colonial governors in 1997 // Africa Algeria - Ahmed Attaf (1996-1999) Angola - Venâncio da Silva Moura (1992-1999) Benin - Pierre Osho... Foreign ministers in 1997 - State leaders in 1998 - Foreign ministers in 1999 See also: List of religious leaders in 1998 List of international organization leaders in 1998 List of colonial governors in 1998 // Africa Algeria - Ahmed Attaf (1996-1999) Angola - Venâncio da Silva Moura (1992-1999) Benin - Pierre Osho... Foreign ministers in 1998 - State leaders in 1999 - Foreign ministers in 2000 See also: List of religious leaders in 1999 List of interational organization leaders in 1999 List of colonial governors in 1999 // Algeria - Ahmed Attaf (1996-1999) Youcef Yousfi (1999-2000) Angola - Venâncio da Silva Moura (1992-1999... Foreign ministers in 1999 - State leaders in 2000 - Foreign ministers in 2001 See also: List of religious leaders in 2000 List of international organization leaders in 2000 List of colonial governors in 2000 // Africa Algeria - Youcef Yousfi (1999-2000) Abdelaziz Belkhadem (2000-present) Angola - João Bernardo de Miranda (1999... Foreign ministers in 2000 - State leaders in 2001 - Foreign ministers in 2002 See also: List of religious leaders in 2001 List of international organization leaders in 2001 List of colonial governors in 2001 // Africa Algeria - Abdelaziz Belkhadem (2000-present) Angola - João Bernardo de Miranda (1999-present) Benin - Antoine Idji... Foreign ministers in 2001 - State leaders in 2002 - Foreign ministers in 2003 See also: List of religious leaders in 2002 List of international organization leaders in 2002 List of colonial governors in 2002 Africa Algeria - Abdelaziz Belkhadem (2000-present) Angola - João Bernardo de Miranda (1999-present) Benin - Antoine Idji... Foreign ministers in 2002 - State leaders in 2003 - Foreign ministers in 2004 See also: List of religious leaders in 2003 List of international organization leaders in 2003 List of colonial governors in 2003 Africa Algeria - Abdelaziz Belkhadem (2000-present) Angola - João Bernardo de Miranda (1999-present) Benin - Antoine Idji... Foreign ministers in 2003 - State leaders in 2004 - Foreign ministers in 2005 See also: List of religious leaders in 2004 List of international organization leaders in 2004 List of colonial governors in 2004 // Africa Algeria - Abdelaziz Belkhadem (2000-present) Angola - João Bernardo de Miranda (1999-present) Benin - Rogatien Biaou... Foreign ministers in 2004 - State leaders in 2005 - Foreign ministers in 2006 See also: List of religious leaders in 2005 List of international organization leaders in 2005 List of colonial governors in 2005 List of current foreign ministers // Africa Algeria - Abdelaziz Belkhadem (2000-2005) Mohammed Bedjaoui (2005-present) Angola - Jo... Foreign ministers in 2005 - State leaders in 2006 - Foreign ministers in 2007 See also: List of religious leaders in 2006 List of international organization leaders in 2006 List of colonial governors in 2006 // Africa Algeria - Mohammed Bedjaoui (2005-present) Angola - João Bernardo de Miranda (1999-present) Benin - Rogatien Biaou... Foreign ministers in 2006 - State leaders in 2007 - Foreign ministers in 2008 See also: List of religious leaders in 2007 List of international organization leaders in 2007 List of colonial governors in 2007 // Algeria - Mohammed Bedjaoui (2005-present) Angola - João Bernardo de Miranda (1999-present) Benin - Mariam Aladji Boni...

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Anthem Oj, svijetla majska zoro Oh, Bright Dawn of May Montenegro() on the European continent()  —  [] Capital (and largest city) Podgorica Official languages Serbian (Ijekavian dialect)1 Demonym Montenegrin Government Republic  -  President Filip Vujanović  -  Prime Minister Željko Å turanović Independence due to the dissolution of Serbia and Montenegro   -  Declared June 3, 2006... The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Government of the Republic of Montenegro (Serbian: Ministarstvo inostranih/spoljnih poslova u Vladi Republike Crne Gore, MI/SPVRCG) is the foreign affairs ministry in the Government of Montenegro. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Netherlands. ... The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken; BuZa) is the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs: it is occupied with the external relations of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, including European cooperation and International development. ... 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