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Minister of Foreign Affairs (Czech Republic)

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The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (Czech: Ministr zahraničních věcí České republiky) is a senior official of the Government of the Czech Republic, and as the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is concerned with foreign policy and foreign relations of the Czech Republic.

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic
Ministr zahraničních věcí České republiky
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Incumbent
Tomáš Petříček

since 16 October 2018
SeatCzernin Palace
AppointerPrime Minister
Formation1 January 1993
Websitewww.mzv.cz

The Minister of Foreign Affairs is appointed by the President after being nominated by the Prime Minister.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs along with the Finance Minister, the Minister of Defence, and the Minister of the Interior are generally regarded as the four most important cabinet members because of the importance of their respective ministries.

The current Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic is Tomáš Petříček.

List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Czech RepublicEdit

Name Portrait Entered office Left office Political party
Josef Zieleniec   1 January 1993 23 October 1997 ODS
Jaroslav Šedivý   8 November 1997 17 July 1998 Independent
Jan Kavan   22 July 1998 12 July 2002 ČSSD
Cyril Svoboda   15 July 2002 4 September 2006 KDU-ČSL
Alexandr Vondra   4 September 2006 9 January 2007 ODS
Karel Schwarzenberg   9 January 2007 8 May 2009 Independent
Jan Kohout   8 May 2009 13 July 2010 Independent
Karel Schwarzenberg   13 July 2010 10 July 2013 TOP 09
Jan Kohout   10 July 2013 29 January 2014 Independent
Lubomír Zaorálek   29 January 2014 13 December 2017 ČSSD
Martin Stropnický   13 December 2017 27 June 2018 ANO 2011
Jan Hamáček (acting)   27 June 2018 16 October 2018 ČSSD
Tomáš Petříček   16 October 2018 Incumbent ČSSD

See alsoEdit