Ministry of Foreign Affairs
|Ministry of Foreign Affairs|
|Current Head: Ian Marscheir|
|Deputy: Martì Valtadestreça|
|Function: Conducts foreign relations|
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (La Ministrà dels Afaes Utphätseschti, pronounced [ɫɐ minisˈtɾaː ðəwz‿ɐˈfaəz‿utfæt͡sˈɛʃt]) sees to diplomatic relations between the Kingdom and the other nations of the world. The ministry establishes and maintains all embassies, consulates, and other missions to foreign states, and provides each with properly accredited diplomatic or consular staff (including ambassadors-general, ambassadors, consuls-general, consuls, attachés, spies, and other officers) and administrative and technical staff. The Minister of Foreign Affairs is sometimes known as "MinFor."
The Ministry consists of the Foreign Minister, Deputy Foreign Minister and the Ambassadors-General along with the Bureau for Humanitarian Aid and International Development (BHAID) and the Office of Structural Assistance (OSA). The Ministry has structured its embassies through establishment of the posts of Ambassadors-General to each continent, who are empowered to appoint ambassadors to individual nations, should the Ambassador-General require.
Currently, the posts of Ambassadors-General are as follows:
- Asia and Oceania : Éovart Xhorxh
- North America : Davíu Lundescu
- Europe : Txosuè Éiric Rôibeardescù
- Other Extra-Talossan Realms (including Africa, South America, Antarctica) : Iustì Tíçhern Corneir
Inxheneu Crova serves as the second Administrator for the Bureau for Humanitarian Aid and International Development.
In addition to his duties as Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister, Chirbi Scherpa-Carriedo also serves as head of Talossa's new government technical assistance body, the Office of Structural Assistance (OSA). The OSA is a clearinghouse and resource for technical assistance which makes Talossan administrative expertise available to the international community.
The Foreign Ministry also establishes Consulates throughout the world, appointing a single Consul-General and any number of Consuls, which serve at the consulates. To qualify as a consulate, an establishment must trade in the national currency (beer), exchanging it on a regular basis for foreign currency. Bars, public houses, and liquor stores around the world may achieve official recognition as Talossan consulates through application to the Foreign Ministry.
The Consulate served by the Talossan Consul-General determines the standard bullion of Talossan currency and its base exchange rate. At present, the Consul-General is Baron Fritz von Buchholtz, owner-operator of the Talossan Consulate in Fredonia, Wisconsin, USA, and the standard bullion is Miller Genuine Draft. (Values of other bullions are determined from this base by assessments performed by the Royal Treasury Reserve Board within the Royal Bank & Post.)