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 Minister of Foreign Affairs (New Zealand) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is a major portfolio in the Cabinet of New Zealand.
In terms of actual political power, however, the Minister of Foreign Affairs is not as prominent as in other countries (such as Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States), with the Minister of Finance being considerably more influential.
The first New Zealand foreign minister was James Allen, appointed to the post of "Minister of External Affairs" by William Massey in 1919.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Minister_of_Foreign_Affairs_(New_Zealand)   (438 words)

 International relations - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
International Relations (IR), a branch of political science, is the study of foreign affairs of and relations among states within the international system, including the roles of states, inter-governmental organizations (IGOs), non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and multinational corporations (MNCs).
The final settlement of armed disputes, after Westphalia, was no longer the province of military contractors and theologians - but the termination of war fell within the purview of an identifiable coterie of a new class: Professional diplomats and warriors sworn to the service of a state.
The Foreign Relations of the United States : The Foreign Relations of the United States series is the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions that have been declassified and edited for publication.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Foreign_affairs   (2232 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs
The Vision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uganda is to have a secure Nation with a prosperous people.
The Ministry’s mandate is to ensure maximum benefits from the harmonization of Uganda’s foreign and domestic objectives.
Foreign Affair Minister Hopeful on End of LRA Conflict.
www.mofa.go.ug   (94 words)

 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus is shocked with the statement by the OSCE Chairman-in-Office who gives his assessment of the election in Belarus without even waiting for the conclusions of the observation mission of the OSCE ODIHR and the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned about the increasing attempts of the European Union to portray the political situation in Belarus on the eve of the presidential election exclusively in the negative light.
On 16 March 2006, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Belarus Sergei Martynov met with Alcee Hastings, President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Special Coordinator of the OSCE observers in the 2006 presidential election in Belarus.
www.mfa.gov.by /eng/index.php?id=1&d=news   (603 words)

 Foreign Affairs - Home
Two years in the making, the report of the “Iraqi Perspectives Project” draws on interviews with dozens of captured senior Iraqi military and political leaders and hundreds of thousands of official Iraqi documents from all levels of the regime, and is destined to rewrite the history of the war from the ground up.
Excerpts from the report itself are presented exclusively in a special double-length article from the upcoming May/June issue of Foreign Affairs.
Foreign Affairs' Academic Resource Program offers a variety of materials to enhance the educational experience.
www.foreignaffairs.org   (689 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation - Index of Ministries - Republic of Botswana   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
he Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation is charged with the responsibility for the development, formulation, management and implementation of the foreign policy of Botswana.
The overall political head of the Ministry is the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
To gather and properly manage and analyse foreign affairs and related information and conduct research in the field of foreign relations and international politics in order to objectively assess, on a regular basis, situations (specific events or general trend) and their socio-economic, political and security related effects on Botswana.
www.gov.bw /government/ministry_of_foreign_affairs.html   (1281 words)

 Think Tanks
The Council on Foreign Relations, established in 1921, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that takes no position on issues but is dedicated to improving the understanding of international affairs and American foreign policy through the free exchange of ideas.
The Institute of Economic Affairs is a research and educational charity that was incorporated in 1955 and began publishing regularly in 1957.
Founded in 1976, the Institute for Foreign Policy Analysis (IFPA), Inc., is an independent and nonpartisan research and strategic planning organization that specializes in issues of national security, foreign policy, political economics, and government-industrial relations.
www.people.virginia.edu /~rjb3v/T-tanks.html   (4353 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Sri Lanka   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera, currently on an official visit to Paris attended his first meeting of the Governing Council of South Asia Foundation (SAF) today, in his capacity of Chairperson of the Sri Lanka Chapter of SAF.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera stressed the importance of addressing issues such as democracy, pluralism and human rights during future talks with LTTE, when he met the French Foreign Minister Phillipe Douste-Blazy in Paris on 16th March 2006.
Foreign Minister Mangala Samaraweera who was the Guest of Honour at the Commonwealth Day reception held at the Commonwealth Secretariat in London in conversation with the Chief Guest on the occasion Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales.
www.slmfa.gov.lk   (605 words)

Romanian Minister of Foreign Affairs Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu today had a meeting with the EU special representative for the Republic of Moldova, Adriaan Jacobovits de Szeged, who is officially paying a visit to Bucharest.
We have convened upon a continuous mechanism of consultation between the EU special representative and the Romanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, so as to have accommodating and consistent positions, especially as Romania, as recent observer, participates in all EU diplomatic and political exercises," Ungureanu said at the end of meeting.
Foreign Minister Mihai-Razan Ungureanu visits Washington D.C. Romanian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mihai-Razvan Ungureanu, met, on Thursday, with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, on the occasion of his visit to Washington.
www.mae.ro /index.php?lang=en   (524 words)

 Foreign Entry Requirements
For purposes of this publication, a visa is an endorsement or stamp placed by officials of a foreign country on a U.S. passport that allows the bearer to visit that foreign country.
Most foreign consular representatives are located in principal cities, and in many instances, a traveler may be required to obtain visas from the consular office in the area of his/her residence.
HIV test required for all intending immigrants and may be required for foreigners staying longer than 1 month for purposes of study or work; U.S. test is accepted.
travel.state.gov /foreignentryreqs.html   (10009 words)

 Foreign Affairs Canada   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Foreign Affairs Canada extends our warmest congratulations to Philippe Kirsch on being re-elected as the first president of the ICC.
Foreign Affairs Canada seeks the views of Canadians on the topic of geopolitics and global demographics through an online discussion group, open from January 24 to March 31, 2006.
The Cadieux-Léger Fellowship is a foreign policy research position in the Policy Research Division of the Department which provides direct experience in a policy planning environment.
www.fac-aec.gc.ca /menu-en.asp   (382 words)

 Foreign Affairs
Oman's foreign policy is guided by the need for the Sultanate to take an active role in the global economy.
During his tours, His Majesty stays for about a month in camp, as he travels from region to region accompanied by most of his ministers, whom he brings face to face with the problems encountered by the general public and from whom he demands prompt solutions, unencumbered by red tape and bureaucracy.
The citizens are free to raise whatever matters they wish to direct to His Majesty and he speaks to all his people with his customary candour about all issues of national importance.
www.omanet.om /english/government/foreign.asp?cat=gov   (540 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guyana
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Guyana
Minister of Foreign Affairs at the Hand Over of the Chairmanship of the Rio Group, January 20, 2006, Georgetown, Guyana.
Intervention Speech by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the 35th Regular Assembly of the Organization of American States.
www.sdnp.org.gy /minfor   (203 words)

 Home - Department of Foreign Affairs - Government of Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
"The Mission of the Department of Foreign Affairs is to advance Ireland's interests and values in the European Union and in the wider world, to promote Ireland's contribution to international peace, security and development, to protect its citizens abroad and to pursue reconciliation and partnership on the island of Ireland."
Statement by Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr Dermot Ahern T.D., on the outcome of the Presidential election in Belarus
Letter from Minister for Foreign Affairs concerning the Laying of International Agreements
foreignaffairs.gov.ie   (154 words)

 The Atlantic Online | Foreign Affairs
Robert D. Kaplan, a former resident of Israel and a member of its armed forces in the 1970s, describes how raw power and economic forces are redrawing the map of the Middle East.
The two axial principles of our age -- tribalism and globalism -- clash at every point except one: they may both be threatening to democracy.
Foreign Policy and the Christian Conscience (May 1959)
www.theatlantic.com /index/foreign   (1407 words)

 World-Wide Web Resources - Foreign Affairs
Foreign Media Reaction, Department of State's Office of Research summary of foreign media commentary on major foreign policy issues or related events.
American Diplomacy, "foreign service despatches and periodic reports on United States Foreign Policy." Published in cooperation with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill's Curriculum in Peace, War and Defense and the Triangle Institute for Security Studies.
Foreign Consular Offices in the United States, from the Dept. of State.
www.uky.edu /Subject/fa.html   (1836 words)

The resolution called for immediate withdrawal of all foreign forces from Cambodia, asked all nations to refrain from interfering in, or staging acts of aggression against, Cambodia, and called on the UN secretary general to explore the possibility of an international conference on Cambodia.
During his visit to Moscow in May 1987, Minister of Foreign Affairs Siddhi Savetsila of Thailand told his Soviet counterpart that Cambodia was "the test case" of Soviet intentions toward Asia and the Pacific region.
In 1987 a major foreign policy goal for Thailand was the restoration of its traditionally cordial ties with Laos, strained since 1975, when Bangkok came to perceive Laos as a client state of Vietnam.
countrystudies.us /thailand/83.htm   (3283 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Republic of Macedonia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
We discussed the regional cooperation, economic cooperation, the fields of justice and internal affairs, possibilities for education, cultural and scientific cooperation, liberalization of the visa regime.
Dr. Ilinka Mitreva, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia officially opened, yesterday evening, the first Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Macedonia in the Republic of Austria, seated in Innsbruck.
Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia Dr. Ilinka Mitreva today addressed the participants at the Paris Ministerial Conference "Solidarity and Globalization: innovative financing for development," organized under the auspices of French President Jacques Chirac.
www.mfa.gov.mk /default_en.asp   (392 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The tourist target this year has been set at over 400.000, and groups of five to ten will be given a 25 percent reduction on the cost of each visa as from March, effective until the end of year.
On February 13th, 2006, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, H.E. Mr.
Tsend Munkh-Orgil, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, made a statement at the General Debate of the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly (21 September, 2005) … full statement
www.mongolia-foreign-policy.net   (396 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang anounces: At the invitation of President Hu Jintao, Romanian President Traian Basescu will pay a state visit to China from March 27th to 29th.
Foreign Minister Li Zhaoxing Meets with Special Envoy of the United Nations Seretary General on the Issue of Lebanon and Syria Larson (2006-03-16)
Foreign Ministry Spokesman Qin Gang announces: At the invitation of Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia John Howard, Prime Minister of Republic of Fiji Islands Lai...
www.fmprc.gov.cn /eng   (547 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Foreign Affairs: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
FOREIGN AFFAIRS is the most ambitious of Waits' '70s albums.
Foreign Affairs is the final seventies Tom Waits album to enter my collection, and I wish it hadn't taken me so long.
"Foreign Affair" is a T.Waits album, which owns a lounge, jazzy feel,that helped pave the way for later work.
www.amazon.co.uk /exec/obidos/ASIN/B000002GYF   (595 words)

 Department of Foreign Affairs - South Africa
President Thabo Mbeki Appoints Two Foreign Affairs Deputy Directors-General as Ambassadors to China and the EU Tshwane - President Thabo Mbeki has appointed two Foreign Affairs Deputy Directors-General Ndumiso Ntshinga and Dr. Anil Sooklal as Ambassadors to China and the EU respectively with effect from the 1 April 2006.
In this regard, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma has expressed her confidence in the ability of the two Ambassadors to continue to build the necessary partnerships with a view to attracting foreign direct investments requisite to ensure a faster and shared economic growth in South Africa.
Statement on the Raid of the Palestinian Prison in Jericho and the Serious Excalation of Violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories The South African Government is deeply concerned at the continued actions of the Israeli Defence Force that have led to a serious escalation of violence in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
www.dfa.gov.za   (829 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Thailand : : Main Page
On Thursday 23 March 2006 at 18.30 hours Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Foreign Minister, hosts the reception to introduce Dr. Saisuree Chutikul as the Thai Candidate on the Committee on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) to the Foreign Diplomatic Corps at the Vithes Samosorn, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
On Thursday 23 March 2006 at 14.30 hours Mr.Friedrich Hamburger, Ambassador of the European Comission, pays a courtesy call on Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Foreign Minister, on the occasion of the assumption of his duty in Bangkok, at the Reception Room, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
William Paterson, Australian Ambassador, pays a courtesy call on Dr. Kantathi Suphamongkhon, Foreign Minister, on the occasion of the assumption of his posting in Bangkok, at the Reception Room, Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
www.mfa.go.th /web/1.php   (200 words)

 Foreign Affairs Ministries on the Web: Library and Links: Jeannette Rankin Library Program: U.S. Institute of Peace
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Cooperation (Burkina Faso)
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Church Affairs (Costa Rica)
Department of Foreign Affairs and Overseas Embassies, Consulates, and Missions (Federated States of Micronesia)
www.usip.org /library/formin.html   (223 words)

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
With well-developed cities,Indus Valley Civilization was contemporary of the Nile, Mesopotamian and Yellow River civilizations.
The Foreign Policy of Pakistan strives for the promotion of peace and security at the regional and global levels.
In keeping with its international obligations and in conformity with the United Nations Charter, Pakistan consistently seeks friendship and cooperation in its foreign relations on the basis of sovereign equality, mutual respect and benefit, non-interference and peaceful settlement of disputes.
www.mofa.gov.pk   (254 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Politics | Special Reports | Special report: foreign affairs
January 16: The Commons foreign affairs committee is to reopen an inquiry into Britain's role in CIA 'rendition' flights.
October 2: The Foreign Office was under fire last night after it emerged that the Australian government had warned all its citizens not to travel to Indonesia amid fears of an imminent terrorist attack.
September 11: The Foreign Office is accused of failing Britons abroad as details of its treatment of victims of the Asian tsunami were laid bare by The Observer.
politics.guardian.co.uk /foreignaffairs/0,11538,637069,00.html   (4032 words)

 Foreign Affairs
Treaties relating to the foreign affairs of the Republic of Natopia
Chancellor feel that the foreign nation would benefit from more time alone, recognition may be denied.
Citizens of Natopia may be able to hold foreign titles.
members.aol.com /spacedragon87/foreign.html   (692 words)

 Jordan - Foreign Affairs
The second track is a long-term activist orientation designed to spur a renewal of Arab energies and promote the overall well-being of the Middle East.
By necessity, actions in the first track, which deal with the day-to-day business of the country, occupy most of the energy and time of the foreign policy apparatus.
Actions on the second track, while more domestic in nature, are by no means less vital to the future of the Arab world and the Middle East region in general.
www.kinghussein.gov.jo /f_affairs.html   (270 words)

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