Foreign Ministry (Florenia)
|Formed||30 September 2012|
|Jurisdiction||Kingdom of Florenia|
|Headquarters||Palace of State,|
Dominion of Afula
|Deputy Minister responsible|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, often shortened to the Foreign Ministry, is the Florenian government ministry with the responsibility of managing the diplomatic affairs and international relations of the Kingdom. The Ministry was founded under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Act 2012, an Act of Parliament passed on 30 September 2012. The Ministry is headed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, or Foreign Minister, currently the Prime Minister.
As a Cabinet office, the Foreign Minister is appointed by and reports only to the Prime Minister. The Foreign Minister may nominate a Deputy Minister, who must be approved the the Prime Minister, to help him or her manage the Ministry to their greatest ability. There is currently no Deputy Foreign Minister.
Florenia's first formal foreign policy decision consisted in granting recognition to all Grand Unified Micronational member states, a policy which has since been abandoned. The foreign ministry also previously published statements regarding recognition of macronational state entities as well, including granting recognition to United Nations member states while withholding recognition from Palestine. Florenia presently does not maintain any official policy of recognition towards macronational entities and the foreign ministry has abandoned its former outlook of establishing general standards with which to apply recognition of sovereignty.
The Kingdom has, throughout its history, signed treaties with only three nations, though the Florenian government has maintained friendly relations with numerous other foreign governments and officials. Foreign relations have consistently been and still are considered of lesser importance to Florenia's government, and the Prince Nathan has been known to promote internal development as a means for achieving and maintaining external recognition, though this external recognition is not a stated goal of the government.
Treaties of mutual recognition
Other recognized nations
Bold text indicates official mutual recognition.
- Empire of Austenasia
- Kingdom of Juclandia
- State of Koss
- Federal Republic of Lostisland
- Tsardom of Nolland
- Empire of Pavlov
- Reylan Imperial Triumvirate
- Karno-Ruthenian Empire
- Kingdom of Sabia and Verona
- State of Sandus
- Federal Commonwealth of Sirocco
- Empyre of Slin
- Kingdom of Wyvern
- Commonwealth of Zealandia