• Responsibilities and Structure

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation plans, directs, implements and assesses Spain's foreign policy and development cooperation policy, following the Government's guidelines and applying the principle of unity of external action.

  • Minister

    Alfonso María Dastis took office as minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation on 4 November 2016.

  • Secretaries of State

    The Ministry encompasses three Secretariats of State: for Foreign Affairs, for the European Union, and for International Development Cooperation and Ibero-America.

  • Cristóbal González-Aller Jurado was appointed Under-secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation on 6 June 2014.
  • History

    Learn about the history of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, its Ministers, and information about its headquarters, protocol and international treaties.

  • Protocol

    ​Responsible for the preparation, coordination and execution of official acts and ceremonies related to State foreign policy, particularly official trips by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain and visits by foreign Heads of State.


  • 12 Dec @SpainMFA * Foreign Minister @AlfonsoDastisQ held a breakfast meeting today with the @Red_Carolina Hispanic Leaders, highlighti… https://t.co/b3MegS2Rdb
  • 12 Dec @SpainMFA * The Royal Family has released its annual portrait and holiday greeting. 🎄 @CasaReal https://t.co/ycFMzwA09f
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * Foreign Minister @AlfonsoDastisQ took part in today's EU Foreign Affairs Council meeting in Brussels where the… https://t.co/o8iaHmUB7U
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * This morning State Secretary of Foreign Affairs @ICastroSEAEX welcomed participants of the @Red_Carolina U.S. Hispa… https://t.co/fYgJ0JGy1Q
  • 11 Dec @SpainMFA * The Universal Declaration of Human Rights strengthens us all #HumanRightsDay #Spain4HumanRights @SpainUN… https://t.co/vAKIyjf1bu
  • 10 Dec @SpainMFA * Today we celebrate #HumanRightsDay Our country is an active defender of equality, justice, & human dignity, recentl… https://t.co/hmTPkoHwBF
  • 10 Dec @SpainMFA * We are fully committed to combating the terrorist group Daesh, which requires a comprehensive approach and a common… https://t.co/inRQJUvzMW
  • 09 Dec @SpainMFA * RT @spain: Christmas is coming and we want you to come and enjoy it in #Spain. Here Christmas is synonymous with #tradition, good cheer, f…
  • 09 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇮🇶 #Iraq: The Government of Spain hails the announcement of the liberation of all Daesh-held areas in Iraq. Spain,… https://t.co/H658hstgoJ
  • 09 Dec @SpainMFA * @arkaitziza @esticgastat Gracias por señalarlo. Aquí está el vínculo a la versión corregida. https://t.co/rRtb3jN20U
  • 09 Dec @SpainMFA * 🇨🇩 DR Congo: The Government of Spain strongly condemns the attack on @UN @MONUSCO peacekeepers. This war crime shou… https://t.co/JZEcBnfWpB
  • 08 Dec @SpainMFA * #Brexit: The Government of Spain welcomes the agreement reached today between the negotiating teams of the European… https://t.co/OfXguEz1Ux
  • 08 Dec @SpainMFA * @petertarimo Hi Peter, the visa section is open Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 to 13:00. You can contact… https://t.co/fgrL9aXZlj
  • 08 Dec @SpainMFA * The relationship between Spain and Latin America is a strong alliance based on: 🤝 Political relations 💰 Investment… https://t.co/xj2UsbLAJb
  • 08 Dec @SpainMFA * Foreign Minister @AlfonsoDastisQ participated in Guatemala 🇬🇹 in the XXVI Ibero-American Summit preparation meeting… https://t.co/PQ6rXYnFvx

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