Minister for Foreign Affairs (Greece)

The Minister for Foreign Affairs (Greek: Υπουργός Εξωτερικών) is the senior minister at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Greece, established on 3 April 1833. The current Minister for Foreign Affairs, since 17 October 2018, is Alexis Tsipras who is also the current Prime Minister of Greece. The Minister has responsibility for the relations between the Hellenic Republic and foreign states.

Ministers for Foreign Affairs since 1974

Photo Name Took Office Left Office Party
GEORGIOS MAVROS George Mavros July 24, 1974 October 9, 1974 Center Union
Dimitrios Bitsios October 17, 1974 November 20, 1977 New Democracy
Papaligouras Panayiotis Panagiotis Papaligouras November 29, 1977 May 10, 1978 New Democracy
George Rallis May 10, 1978 May 9, 1980 New Democracy
Mitsotakis 1992 Konstantinos Mitsotakis (1st term) May 10, 1980 October 21, 1981 New Democracy
Ioannis Charalambopoulos October 21, 1981 July 26, 1985 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Papoulias Karolos Papoulias (1st term) July 26, 1985 July 2, 1989 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Tzannis Tzannetakis July 3, 1989 October 12, 1989 New Democracy
Georgios Papoulias (1st term) October 12, 1989 November 23, 1989
Antonis Samaras (1st time) November 23, 1989 February 16, 1990 New Democracy
Georgios Papoulias (2nd term) February 16, 1990 April 11, 1990
Flickr - Πρωθυπουργός της Ελλάδας - Αντώνης Σαμαράς - Angela Merkel - Επίσκεψη στην Αθήνα (15) Antonis Samaras (2nd time) April 11, 1990 April 14, 1992 New Democracy
Konstantinos Mitsotakis (2nd term) April 14, 1992 August 7, 1992 New Democracy
Michalis Papakonstantinou August 7, 1992 October 13, 1993 New Democracy
Karolos Papoulias Karolos Papoulias (2nd term) October 13, 1993 January 22, 1996 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
TheodorosPangalos Theodoros Pangalos January 22, 1996 February 18, 1999 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
George Papandreou (1st term) February 18, 1999 February 13, 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Tassos Yiannitsis February 13, 2004 March 10, 2004 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Molyviatis Petros Molyviatis (1st term) March 10, 2004 February 15, 2006 New Democracy
Dora Bakoyannis-headshot Dora Bakoyannis February 15, 2006 October 7, 2009 New Democracy
Papandreou handover cropped George Papandreou (2nd term) 7 October 2009 7 September 2010 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Dimitris droutsas Dimitris Droutsas 7 September 2010 17 June 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Επίσκεψη ΥΠΕΞ Σ. Λαμπρινίδη σε Λίβανο Stavros Lambrinidis 17 June 2011 11 November 2011 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Stavros Dimas speaking in parliament Stavros Dimas 11 November 2011 May 17, 2012 New Democracy
Molyviatis Petros Molyviatis (2nd term) May 17, 2012 June 21, 2012 New Democracy
Avramo1 Dimitris Avramopoulos June 21, 2012 June 25, 2013 New Democracy
Evangelos Venizelos 2014 (cropped) Evangelos Venizelos June 25, 2013 January 27, 2015 Panhellenic Socialist Movement
Ministerial handover to Nikos Kotzias Nikos Kotzias 27 January 2015 28 August 2015 Coalition of the Radical Left
Molyviatis Petros Molyviatis (3rd term) 28 August 2015 23 September 2015 New Democracy
Ministerial handover to Nikos Kotzias Nikos Kotzias (2nd term) 23 September 2015 20 October 2018 Coalition of the Radical Left
Alexis Tsipras 2015 (cropped) Alexis Tsipras (also PM) 20 October 2018 Incumbent Coalition of the Radical Left

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Greece–Malaysia relations

Greece–Malaysia relations (Greek: Σχέσεις Ελλάδας-Μαλαισίας Schéseis Elládas-Malaisías; Malay: Hubungan Malaysia–Yunani; Jawi: هوبوڠن مليسيا–يوناني) are foreign relations between Greece and Malaysia. The Greek embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia is also accredited to Malaysia, while the Malaysian embassy in Bucharest, Romania, is also accredited to Greece. There is an Honorary Greek Consulate in Kuala Lumpur. Correspondingly, the Malaysian embassy in Bucharest, Romania is at the same time accredited to Greece and there was a Malaysian honorary consulate in Athens (The Honorary Consul resigned starting with 1 November 2018). The former Yang di-Pertuan Agong (the head of state of Malaysia) and current Raja of Perlis, Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin visited Greece in August 2004 to attend the 2004 Athens Olympics.

Greek Ambassador to Russia

The Greek Ambassador to Russia is the ambassador of the Greek government to the government of Russia.

Greece–Russia relations

List of ambassadors of Greece to Italy

The Greek Ambassador to Italy is the Ambassador of the Greek government to the government of Italy.

For Greece, Italy is the first commercial partner and Greece receives major Italian investments.

Greek–Italian relations

Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Greece)

The Hellenic Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Greek: Υπουργείο Εξωτερικών) is a government agency of Greece. The Minister for Foreign Affairs controls the agency. The ministry has its headquarters in Athens. The incumbent Minister for Foreign Affairs, since 23 September 2015, has been Nikos Kotzias, serving in the Second Cabinet of Alexis Tsipras.

October 2007 clashes in Hakkâri

The October 2007 clashes in Hakkari were a series of clashes between the Kurdistan Workers' Party and the Turkish Armed Forces.

Treaty of Varkiza

The Treaty of Varkiza (Greek: Συμφωνία της Βάρκιζας, also known as the Varkiza Pact or the Varkiza Peace Agreement) was signed in Varkiza (near Athens) on February 12, 1945 between the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Secretary of the Communist Party of Greece (KKE) for EAM-ELAS, following the latter's defeat during the Dekemvriana clashes. One of the aspects of the accord (Article IX) called for a plebiscite to be held within the year in order to resolve any problems with the Greek Constitution. This plebiscite would help establish elections and thus create a constituent assembly that would draft a new organic law. In another aspect of the treaty, both signatories agreed that the Allies send overseers in order to verify the validity of the elections. The accord also promised that members of the EAM-ELAS would be permitted to participate in political activities if they surrendered their weapons. Moreover, all civil and political liberties would be guaranteed along with the undertaking by the Greek government towards establishing a nonpolitical national army.

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