• 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.


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  • 25 May @SpainMFA * RT @UNAOC: Today in Madrid, Spain: International Conference on Victims of Ethnic & Religious Violence in the Middle East, organized by @Spa…
  • 25 May @SpainMFA * @AlfonsoDastis and Al-Jaafari, 🇮🇶#Irak, signed memoranda of understanding to facilitate cooperation between ministr… https://t.co/RuOYQgXPgs
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  • 24 May @SpainMFA * Fighting extremism is a moral imperative and a political responsibility. Our solidarity with the victims.… https://t.co/uggY1nhHqo
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  • 24 May @SpainMFA * Congratulations from #Spain to Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, elected new DG of @WHO All our support! https://t.co/YH9O2CH04v
  • 23 May @SpainMFA * A minute of silence in memory of the victims of the terrorist attacks in #Manchester https://t.co/J1TvKGKb51 https://t.co/1fFaHjpw5A
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