Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Coat of Arms of the Government of the Principality of the Northern Forests
|Formed||16 March 2020|
|Jurisdiction||Principality of the Northern Forests|
|Headquarters||The Northern Village|
|Motto||Vi Rejser Uden for Skovene|
English: We Travel Outside the Forests
|Parent agency||Privy Council of Ministers|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Principality of the Northern Forests and its overseas representations (i.e. the Norhterner Consulates and Diplomatic Missions) are in charge of the Principality's foreign policy and relations. Among these tasks are policy towards the Arctic Council, European Union, Nordic Council, development aid, trade policy and legal affairs in relation to the outside world. The Ministry is led by the Head of Department and any directors as may be deemed necessary.
Its official role is to further Northerner interests in a way that furthers the freedom, security and well-being of Northern Subjects abroad, while working for peace and stability in the world. In practice, the organization helps Northerner Markets in their export markets and Northerner Subjects in emergency situations abroad through close cooperation between the headquarters on Asiatisk Plads in the Northern Village and the representations abroad. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs manages all aspects of the Principality of the Northern Forests Honourary Consular Corps.
Minister of Foreign Affairs
The Minister of Foreign Affairs is a senior executive official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Principality of the Northern Forests. The Minister of Foreign Affairs's duties are principally concerned with foreign policy. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is nominated by the Grand Duchess of Deodara. The current Minister of Foreign Affairs position is vacant. The Minister of Foreign Affairs communicates issues relating to the Principality's foreign policy to the Princess of the Northern Forests. They also provide services to Principality Subjects living or traveling abroad such as providing credentials in the form of Passports. Passport fees are currently $250. Doing this, they also ensure the protection of Principality Subjects themselves, their property, and interests in foreign countries. In the process of extraditing fugitives to or from the Principality, the Minister of Foreign Affairs serves as the channel of communication between foreign governments and the Princely Family. The Minister of Foreign Affairs makes up one of the Privy Council's eight members.
Honourary Consular Corps
The Honorary Consular Corps is the Principality of the Northern Forests's primary diplomatic institution. Consular representatives serve the subjects of the Principality and facilitate business, trade, education, cultural and international understanding between the Principality and foreign States. Honourary Consulars are appointed by the Minister of Foreign Affairs in the Princess's name. The Princess of the Northern Forests may appoint or dismiss any individual at her pleasure in the Honourary Consular Corps. Honorary Consular Officers are vetted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in accordance with the terms of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
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