21st Century Diplomacy

A new determining factor in international relations has appeared in recent years; its name is the internet. Nearly 2 billion people—almost a third of the world's population—are now connected to the internet. This is the context in which the new, 21st century diplomacy is taking place.

  • Public Diplomacy

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation complements its initiatives on foreign policy—understood as relations between governments and with different international organizations—with the activity of a variety of related institutions.

  • Economic Diplomacy
    Against the current international backdrop, economic diplomacy presents itself as one of the main instruments of Spanish foreign policy and a political priority to enhance the economic recovery and improve Spain’s image.
  • Cultural Projection
    Cultural policies play a strategic role in developing Spain's foreign policy, enhanced by our country's rich cultural and artistic heritage, and by a language that is the world’s second most-spoken; moreover, Spanish language courses are increasingly in demand worldwide.
  • Digital Diplomacy

    As part of its commitment to modernise communications and adapt its services to the demands of modern-day society, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation implemented a Digital Diplomacy Plan in 2015, which is now fully operational.

  • Think Tanks

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation collaborates, within the scope of foreign policy, with Spanish and foreign Think Tanks with a triple focus on thought management, public diplomacy and the spread of the work of Spanish Think Tanks.

  • Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy

    In a world of constant change, where new global challenges affect all countries, Science, Technology and Innovation(STI) are drivers of socio-economic progress and of globalisation, participating in the reconfiguration of tomorrow’s world. Furthermore, their growing influence in all social areas and, in particular, in international relations, gives Science, Technology and Innovation Diplomacy an increasing importance in helping strengthen a country’s international presence and its image around the world.

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  • 20 Oct @SpainMFA * #Raqqa #Syria has been liberated from #Daesh Congralutations to our @coalition partner @CJTFOIR. A mayor step in the fight against terrorism
  • 20 Oct @SpainMFA * Today the King and Queen of #Spain are presiding over the #PrincessAsturiasAwards ceremony. See list of laureates a… https://t.co/VZBltbOcSk
  • 20 Oct @SpainMFA * 🇫🇷 Meeting between Foreign Minister @AlfonsoDastisQ and his French counterpart @JY_LeDrian today. #France #Espagne https://t.co/tXJFvqV3zp
  • 20 Oct @SpainMFA * Brussels is hosting the European Council to tackle topics such as migration, defence, foreign affairs, digitalisati… https://t.co/9ZInMscanU
  • 19 Oct @SpainMFA * Watch out! Make sure you follow our official webs. Following other webs can be misleading https://t.co/O7VfRdH2y2 https://t.co/P5NJ34JJlW
  • 19 Oct @SpainMFA * Spanish Goverment’s official answer: We will continue to implement the procedures established on #Article155 of the… https://t.co/xPIs6IgtYL
  • 19 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @SpainMFA: 🇯🇵 Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs @ICastroSEAEX has attended XIX #Spain-#Japan Forum on 4th Industrial Revolution and…
  • 19 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @MarcaEspanaEN: Today and every day, fighting and preventing #BreastCancer together. #BreastCancerAwareness #DíaMundialdelCáncerdeMama h…
  • 19 Oct @SpainMFA * 🇯🇵 Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs @ICastroSEAEX has attended XIX #Spain-#Japan Forum on 4th Industrial Revo… https://t.co/sZixLQIkIt
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @AlfonsoDastisQ: Important meeting to intensify bilateral relations @KlausIohannis. Warm welcome #Bucarest @teodormelescanu https://t.co
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * .@MarianoRajoy : ‘They silence the opposition and tried to destroy the Constitution and their own Statute of Autono… https://t.co/HpUzQK7a3w
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * .@MarianoRajoy today in #Parliament : ‘Deadline until tomorrow, Mr Puigdemont has an opportunity to clarify if he d… https://t.co/6wAXCCG2JT
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * 🇵🇹 Our deepest sympathy goes to all the victims and those affected by the wildfires in our neighbour #Portugal.
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * Spain has suffered serious fires in #Galicia and #Asturias. We share the grief with our fellow citizens affected.
  • 18 Oct @SpainMFA * RT @SpainInTheUSA: #DidYouKnow that there are 57.5 million Spanish speakers in the U.S.? Even more than in Spain! 🇪🇸 🇺🇸 https://t.co/K7DO

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