Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Ebenthal)
|Formed||11 August 2014|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Portuguese: Ministério dos Negócios Estrangeiros) is a ministerial department of Ebenthal responsible for conduct the country's diplomatic relations and foreign interests. The ministry is led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs who is freely named by the Prime Minister. The current Minister is Luísa Somme, 2nd Duchess of Montana.
The office native name was inspired by the Empire of Brazil's. Historically, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is the most important and active of all ministerial offices.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs was founded in 11 August 2014, being the first ministerial office created. Its first minister, the former Count of the Hidden Mound, was to this day the only minister to have ever been appointed by the King for office, although many following ministers had been suggested by the King to his Prime Minister.
During the reign of High King Arthur I, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has played a major role in establishing the country's international relations. At first, Ebenthal was quite an isolationist micronation, closed in itself and relationing with the former NationStates-originated micronations of which it was part. Following the Ebenthali Civil War, in 2017, under new direction by the Baron of Rist, the country adopted an universal diplomatic policy, moved away from its closer friendly micronations as they got inactive and started its promotion into the international scenario.
When High King Mateus I came to power, though, the ministry lost all its power, as the monarch was a stauncher centralizer. Following his deposition and the ascension of Arthur II to the throne, the ministry was reformed and given back its powers and responsabilities. Nonetheless, the new King takes personal interest in the country's foreign affairs and, being constitutionally the supreme authority on this area, he frequently frustrates the ministry and overshadow its minister, who often perform a much more cerimonial and investigative duty, overseeing over what the monarch appoints it to and signing what is requested.
List of ministers
It follows a list of ministers since the beggining of King Arthur II's reign.
|I||The Count of Ardo||[[File:|80px]]||27 September
|Moderate Party||The Duke of Sion|
|II||Luísa Somme, 2nd Duchess of Montana||16 January
|present||Moderate Party||Arthur II|
|Also Minister of the Kingdom|