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Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Czech Republic)


Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Czech Republic)

Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of the Czech Republic
Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí České republiky
Agency overview
Formed 1993
Jurisdiction Government of the Czech Republic
Headquarters Černín Palace,
Loretánské náměstí 5, 118 00 Prague 1 (Hradčany)
Agency executive

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (MZVČR, MFACR) (Czech: Ministerstvo zahraničních věcí České republiky) is a Czech government agency which is responsible for international relations of the Czech Republic.

The Ministry is headquarted in Černín Palace, Loretánské náměstí 5, 118, Prague 1, (Hradčany). The Ministry operates the diplomatic missions of the Czech Republic abroad and is responsible for implementing the foreign policy of the Czech Republic and Czech diplomacy efforts.

The Ministry is led by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, who is appointed by the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic as part of creating Government of the Czech Republic which is confirmed by the Chamber of Deputies of the Czech Republic. Current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is Lubomír Zaorálek.

List of ministers

Č.   Minister Picture Party From to Cabinet
Josef Zieleniec
1 January 1993 – 23 October 1997 Václav Klaus' First Cabinet
Václav Klaus' Second Cabinet
Jaroslav Šedivý
8 November 1997 – 17 July 1998 Václav Klaus' Second Cabinet
Josef Tošovský's Cabinet
Jan Kavan
22 July 1998 – 12 July 2002 Miloš Zeman's Cabinet
Cyril Svoboda
15 July 2002 – 16 August 2006 Vladimír Špidla's Cabinet
Stanislav Gross' Cabinet
Jiří Paroubek's cabinet
Alexandr Vondra
4 September 2006 – 9 January 2007 Mirek Topolánek's First Cabinet
Karel Schwarzenberg
non-party, fielded by SZ
9 January 2007 – 8 May 2009 Mirek Topolánek's Second Cabinet
Jan Kohout
non-party, fielded by ČSSD
8 May 2009 – 13 July 2010 Jan Fischer's Cabinet
Karel Schwarzenberg
TOP 09
13 July 2010 – 10 July 2013 Petr Nečas' Cabinet
Jan Kohout
10 July 2013 – 29 January 2014 Jiří Rusnok's Cabinet
Lubomír Zaorálek
from 29 January 2014 till present Bohuslav Sobotka's Cabinet

See also

External links

  • Official website

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