Ministry of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Abelden)

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Ministry of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
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Agency overview
Formed6 June 2014
JurisdictionAbelden
Minister responsible

The Ministry of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, also known by its acronym as the MF&CA is the ministerial department of Abelden responsible for protecting and promoting Abeldane interests, as well as those of the Abeldane Commonwealth and the Konmalehth. Established in 2014, it was one of the first ministries established and remains as the seniormost ministry and the only existing ministry dating back from 2014 and 2015.

The MF&CA is headed by the Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and is one of the Great Offices of State, a list of the most prestigious Cabinet offices, alongside those of Vorsitzender, Stellvertreter and Chancellor of the Treasury. The current minister responsible for the FCA is the Emperor, Newton, who took the position after its position as an office held ex officio by the Vorsitzender in 2020.

Responsibilities and duties

Being the foreign ministry, it is ultimately responsible for dealing the relations of the Empire with other nations and therefore all communiques from other countries go through the FCA. Among its other duties include the operation of the Abeldane Commonwealth and ensuring its members are close with the government but this has since been a defunct duty because the Commonwealth became inactive. It is also responsible for making sure that all treaties with other nations are kept safely and the records of the treaties are available to the public. Another defunct responsibility include the overseeing of foreign bases of Abelden in other countries but following Bosmansk's demise, there are no foreign bases left.

Following the establishment of the Konmalehth, it is now the FCA's responsibility to promote its interests and project since Abelden was a founding member of the Konmalehth. It also keeps a close contact with the members of the Konmalehth.

Ministers

Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of the
Abeldane Empire
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Current logo of the ministry
Incumbent
Anthony Clark

since 7 August 2020
StyleThe Right Honourable
Term lengthAt His Imperial and Royal Exalted Majesty's pleasure
Inaugural holderDonald West
Formation6 June 2014

The minister responsible for the FCA is appointed by the Monarch and serves at the Monarch's pleasure until he or she is dismissed or a new cabinet is appointed. Donald West is the inaugural holder and the longest serving Foreign Minister since its establishment. Before the reforms of 2018, the minister was usually recommended by the Vorsitzender then appointed by the Monarch but after the reforms the Vorsitzender held the office ex officio. The Vorsitzender no longer holds the office ex officio since 1 April 2020.

List of ministers

Name Image Term of office Party Ministry
Term
Donald West DvW.png 6 June 2014 17 July 2015 New Democratic West I
Janiszewski I
Janiszewski II
Janiszewski III
1 year, 41 days Sadowski
Smith
West II
Legata
Andrew Janiszewski AJaniszewski.jpg 17 July 2015 13 March 2016 New Democratic Billbrough
240 days Lawton I
Rachel Legata RvL.jpg 13 March 2016 27 June 2016 PJEP
106 days Lawton II
Ned Gunderson 27 June 2016 12 July 2016 Liberal
15 days Lawton III
Henry Twain Ezra1.jpg 12 July 2016 24 July 2016 Conservative Lewis
12 days
Emiel Hardy ESHPhoto.jpg 24 July 2016 2 September 2016 Conservative Hardy I
40 days
Andrew Janiszewski AJaniszewski.jpg 2 September 2016 14 October 2016 Democratic-Liberty Gunderson
42 days Renwick I
Nuri van Dijk State coat of arms of Abelden.png 14 October 2016 1 January 2017 Conservative Eden
Hardy II
79 days Hawkins I
Emiel Hardy ESHPhoto.jpg 1 January 2017 27 February 2017 Edge Hawkins II
57 days
Patrick Renwick P Renwick2.jpg 27 February 2017 4 April 2017 Democratic-Liberty Twain
36 days Brazeau
Vacancy from 4 April to 6 June 2017 Renwick II
Patrick Renwick P Renwick2.jpg 6 June 2017 19 July 2017 National Renwick III
43 days
Edwin Farrar Edwin Farrar.png 19 July 2017 23 August 2017 Social Ecology Renwick IV
35 days
Brandon Wu B Wu.png 23 August 2017 24 December 2017 National Independence Uberquie
123 days Langford
Alejandro Whyatt Alejandro W bubble.png 24 December 2017 21 April 2018 National Federalist Merrell
118 days Renwick V
Edward de Caville State coat of arms of Abelden.png 21 April 2018 27 June 2018 National Federalist

Die Rechte
Whyatt
67 days
Edward Daniels 85px 27 June 2018 2 October 2018 Die Rechte Freayth I
97 days
Ex officio held by the Vorsitzender
Stephen Freayth SF.jpg 2 October 2018 7 January 2019 Die Rechte Freayth II
97 days
Tarik Kârjasary 15 tk.jpg 7 January 2019 1 April 2019 Social Ecology Karjasary
84 days
Edward Daniels 85px 1 April 2019 1 April 2020 Liberty Front Daniels
1 year
Position no longer ex officio held by the Vorsitzender
The Emperor Newton Newtonvonuberquie 1.jpg 1 April 2020 30 May 2020 Independent Renwick VI
59 days
Henry Twain Ezra1.jpg 30 May 2020 29 June 2020 National Union
30 days
Vacancy from 29 June to 10 July 2020
Nicholas Kaos Kaos portrait 3.jpg 10 July 2020 7 August 2020 N/A Provisional
28 days
Anthony Clark AnthonyClark.png 7 August 2020 Incumbent NRGU Renwick VII
74 days