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.
Alfonso María Dastis took office as minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation on 4 November 2016.
The Ministry encompasses three Secretariats of State: for Foreign Affairs, for the European Union, and for International Development Cooperation and Ibero-America.
Learn about the history of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, its Ministers, and information about its headquarters, protocol and international treaties.
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.