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Foreign Office (Austenasia)
|Established||13 November 2008|
|Chief Ambassador||HIM Emperor Jonathan I|
The Foreign Office of Austenasia (formerly known as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) is the government body responsible for maintaining diplomatic relations with other nations and for representing and promoting the interests of the Empire of Austenasia internationally. The Foreign Office was originally known as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs when it was founded by Act 21 of the Austenasian Parliament on 13 November 2008, but was renamed to the Foreign Office on 21 February 2009 by Act 59 (Government Ministries).
The Foreign Office is run by the Chief Ambassador, a position which has been held by the Emperor since October 2017. The Foreign Office has numerous diplomats assigned to various states, regions and organisations; these are appointed by the Chief Ambassador, who through holding that office holds responsibility for relations with all nations and peoples that do not have a specifically designated diplomat. The function of ambassadors and consuls in countries which do not recognise Austenasia is simply to raise awareness of the Empire's existence within the country they have been assigned to and to represent the Empire to regional or national authorities should it be necessary.
The Empire currently officially claims six properties as embassies and consulates. Only one Austenasian embassy - that to Überstadt - is accredited by the host state, but said embassy is also the only one which is not manned by an ambassador. Austenasia claims extraterritoriality for all its embassies - the August 2015 Decree of Wrythe claimed administrative control by the Chief Ambassador (as opposed to the laws of the host state) for Austenasian embassies as a manifestation of this extraterritoriality.
The currently claimed embassies of Austenasia are:
- Embassy to Pakistan: City Plaza B-15 & 16, Gaju Khan Road, Mardan - established 29 October 2015
- Embassy to Spain: Calle Cordoba 3, 3B, Granada - established 29 October 2015
- Consulate-General in Castile and León: Ronda Eloy Sanz Villa 8, Bajo 4, Soria - established 16 September 2017
- Embassy to Überstadt: 1C & 1D, Rosewood - established 10 August 2015
- Embassy to the United Kingdom: 7 Barclay House, Well Street, Hackney Central - established 6 February 2017
- Embassy to the United States of America: ## Newton Street, Millers Falls, MA - established 10 August 2015
Austenasia currently hosts a single official embassy: the Kingdom of Copan uses East Wrythe, an exclave of the capital, as a Copanese embassy. The capital is also home to Crepundia, a cultural project between Austenasia and Juclandia which functions as a form of ceremonial embassy but does not have extraterritoriality or any official diplomatic status.
Ambassadors and delegates
Ambassadors and consuls
Ambassadors are diplomats assigned to a sovereign state, whereas consuls-general and consuls are assigned to a specific region or city within a sovereign state. The majority of ambassadors do not have embassies over which the Empire has claimed extraterritoriality. The current ambassadors appointed by the Foreign Office are:
- Ambassador to Algeria: H.E. Akka Bey (since 6 February 2016)
- Ambassador to Argentina: HRH King Tarik (since 6 February 2016)
- Ambassador to Australia: Charlotte Lindström (since 30 March 2014)
- Ambassador to Austria: H.E. Maximilian Brunner (since 11 July 2014)
- Ambassador to Bangladesh: H.E. Md Ariful Islam Al Muyed (since 1 September 2015)
- Ambassador to Belgium: H.E. Thibaut Naniot (since 31 August 2015)
- Ambassador to Bhutan: H.E. Pema Tshering (since 13 August 2015)
- Ambassador to Brazil: H.E. Sir Lucas Campos, KOB (since 17 March 2012)
- Ambassador to Canada: Lord Rear Admiral Alastair Cranston, Duke of New Virginia (since 29 April 2014)
- Ambassador to China: H.E. Danny Zhang (since 26 December 2012)
- Consul-General in Hong Kong: Ming Him Chu (since 9 December 2014)
- Ambassador to Croatia: H.E. Drago Plečko (since 23 March 2017)
- Ambassador to Greece: HRH Prince Aggelos (since 25 April 2017)
- Ambassador to India: H.E. Arvind Kumar Sharma (since 20 December 2014)
- Ambassador to Italy: Lord Vincenzo Alfano, Ph.D (since 2 October 2015)
- Ambassador to Japan: H.E. Kenichiro Fukui, MAO (since 11 June 2017)
- Ambassador to Malta: HM Volfym (since 28 July 2011)
- Ambassador to Namibia: H.E. Christopher van Wyk (since 22 September 2017)
- Ambassador to Nepal: H.E. Dr. Shyam Khadka (since 5 January 2017)
- Ambassador to the Netherlands: HG Duke Bradley of Dullahan (since 28 July 2011)
- Ambassador to Nigeria: H.E. Valentine Nwankwo (since 16 February 2017)
- Ambassador to the DPR of (North) Korea: H.E. Maximilian Brunner (since 10 January 2015)
- Ambassador to Pakistan: H.E. Tariq Zubair, CAO (since 3 September 2015)
- Ambassador to Romania: King Ciprian (since 24 December 2011)
- Ambassador to Russia: H.E. Alexey Semenov (since 13 November 2016)
- Ambassador to Serbia: H.E. Nikola Jovanović (since 17 February 2017)
- Ambassador to Spain: H.E. Sir Dominic Connolly, KOB (since 12 June 2014)
- Ambassador to Sri Lanka: H.E. Naseer Salahudeen (since 25 August 2015)
- Ambassador to Sweden: H.E. Anders Saltborn (since 13 January 2016)
- Ambassador to Switzerland H.E. Michal Nowacki (since 29 April 2016)
- Ambassador to Thailand: H.E. Ekkachat Phoim (since 20 January 2015)
- Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates: H.E. Stephen Freayth (since 15 November 2016)
- Ambassador to the United Kingdom: H.E. Lee Cant (since 4 February 2017)
- Ambassador to the United States of America: Lord Admiral Eren Lewis, Baron of Terentia (since 10 August 2015)
- Consul in California: Sir Riley Small, OBS, CAO (since 6 April 2012)
- Consul in Colorado: Michael Randall (since 21 March 2017)
- Consul in Idaho: Isaac Alsop (since 26 December 2012)
- Consul in Indiana: Sir Thomas Keister, Bt (since 27 February 2017)
- Consul in Kentucky: HIH Lord Admiral Joseph Kennedy, Count of Greater Richmond (since 26 March 2014)
- Consul in Louisiana: James Scott (since 28 December 2012)
- Consul in Missouri: Dakoda George, SCP (since 22 May 2011)
- Consul in North Carolina: Arturo Lara (since 27 November 2016)
- Consul-General in New York: James Thompson, SCP (since 16 March 2012)
- Consul in Ohio: Grant Hawkins (since 11 April 2014)
- Consul in Oregon: Mark of Enochtia (since 14 February 2017)
- Consul in Texas: Henry Twain (since 27 September 2016)
- Consul in Washington: HM King Adam I (since 26 April 2014)
- Consul in Wyoming: Artemis Langford (since 13 September 2016)
Ambassadors-at-Large are diplomats assigned to more than one sovereign state, nation, people, and/or organisation, or to deal with a specific foreign policy issue spanning several of such remits.
- Ambassador-at-Large for the States bordering India: H.E. Professor Sir Sanjib Bhattacharya, KOB, OAO (since 13 August 2015)
- Has authority to oversee the diplomatic activity of the Empire in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka, and to supervise any other Austenasian diplomats already stationed in said countries.
Envoys are diplomats assigned to a sovereign entity which is not recognised as a state (such as a sovereign nation) or to a non-sovereign ethnic, national, cultural, religious or linguistic people.
- Envoy to Talossa: H.E. Tariq Zubair, CAO (since 7 October 2017)