Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Taiwan)

Enlarge Executive Yuan Joseph Wu
Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Republic of China)
中華民國外交部
Wàijiāo Bù (Mandarin)
Ngoi-kâu Phu (Hakka)
ROC Ministry of Foreign Affairs Emblem.svg
The Building of The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China.JPG
Agency overview
Formed1927
JurisdictionRepublic of China
HeadquartersZhongzheng, Taipei
25°2′20.2″N 121°30′58.78″E / 25.038944°N 121.5163278°E / 25.038944; 121.5163278Coordinates: 25°2′20.2″N 121°30′58.78″E / 25.038944°N 121.5163278°E / 25.038944; 121.5163278
Minister responsible
Deputy Ministers responsible
Parent agencyExecutive Yuan
Websitewww.mofa.gov.tw

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA; Chinese: 外交部; pinyin: Wàijiāobù; Pe̍h-ōe-jī: Gōa-kau-pō͘) is a cabinet level policy-making body, governed under the Executive Yuan of the Republic of China (Taiwan). The fundamental purpose of the ministry is to promote, expand, and conduct bilateral foreign affairs with other nations. It is in charge of interactions between the Republic of China and foreign countries except the People's Republic of China, which falls under the jurisdiction of the Mainland Affairs Council. The current Foreign Minister is Joseph Wu.

Administration

MOFA is composed of the following departmental structures:[1]

Departmental Structure

Budget

According to statistics published by the Directorate-General of Budget, Accounting and Statistics for Fiscal Year 2011, the budget for MOFA is equivalent to approx. 10.37% of the budget for the Ministry of National Defense (MND). The MND budget for 2011 has been announced to be US$9.2 billion. Hence, an estimated MOFA budget figure for Fiscal Year 2011 is US$954 million.

Diplomatic relations

Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) to the Holy See

The Republic of China has diplomatic relations with 15 countries.[2]

Oceania

North America

South America

Africa

Europe

Republic of China Representative Offices Abroad

For countries with which the Republic of China does not have formal diplomatic relations, representation is often referred to as the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office, Taipei Economic and Cultural Representatives Office or Taipei Representative Offices, which serve the same function as embassy or consulate.[3]

Foreign missions in the Republic of China

Apostolic Nunciature in the Republic of China (Taiwan)

Ministers

Joseph Wu, the incumbent Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Access

The MOFA building is accessible by NTU Hospital Station of the Taipei Metro on the Red Line.

See also

References

  1. ^ "Issue". Mofa.gov.tw. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  2. ^ "Issue". Mofa.gov.tw. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2014-05-07.
  3. ^ "Issue". Mofa.gov.tw. 2012-04-02. Retrieved 2014-05-07.