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The seal of the Department of State of Alduria-Wechua

The foreign affairs of the Alduro-Wechua Federation are conducted by the Council of State of Alduria-Wechua collectively as the nation's collective head of government. The decisions made by this body are implemented by the Department of State, headed by a Secretary of State. The rest of the Council of State, the President of the Government, and numerous other agencies and officials also play a role in establishing and implementing the foreign policies of the Federation. In many instances, other institutions and businesses in the Federation have a voice and a role in the formulation of the national foreign policy through liaisons and relationships with the private and public sectors of the economy such as the heads of labor unions, business associations, and other special interests.

Alduria-Wechua is currently a member of the Micras Treaty Organization, inheriting Alduria's membership in that body as its successor state. Alduria-Wechua is also part of the Raspur Pact, one of the largest alliance systems in Micras. Its membership in the Pact goes beyond its founding, as both Alduria and the Wechua Nation individually were members of the Pact prior to the creation of the Federation.

The current Secretary of State is Vicaquirao Alvarez of the Coalition for Federal Progress, since 1685 AN. He is also currently the Vice-President of the Government.


The Alduro-Wechua Federation was formed in 1685 AN with the Proclamation of Punta Santiago. The new Federation has assumed both the Treaty commitments and partnerships that both Alduria and the Wechua Nation had. This included Alduria's membership to the Micras Treaty Organization, as well as the individual memberships of both nations to the Raspur Pact.

Alduria-Wechua's foreign policy emphasizes its participation in multilateral organizations, particularly especial is its active membership in the Micras Treaty Organization and adoption of its treaties such as the Micras Intellectual Property Protection Act (MIPPA), the Treaty to Establish the Intermicronational Commission, and the MTO Convention on the Laws of the Seas. The assistance provided by the international community during the 1673 AN-1677 AN Aldurian water crisis further has impressed upon its successor state to serve as a major contributor to international humanitarian and disaster relief efforts.

Alduria-Wechua sees its commitments to the Raspur Pact as among its highest priorities in foreign affairs. As a member of the Raspur Pact, it has access to vast commercial markets, foreign capital, and raw materials in nearly every continent of Micras through the free trade zone among members of the Pact. 60% of its foreign trade is to Raspur Pact members, mainly Constancia, Natopia, Ransenar, the UGB, Sanama, and Elwynn.

Cooperation with other countries remains important to Alduria-Wechua. Despite its membership in the Raspur Pact, Alduria traditionally maintained a close relationship with various members of the USSO namely Krasnocoria and Jingdao, in particular at the height of Aldurian neutrality during the starting years of the country. Trade and cordial relations with former USSO friends continue, but trade with the USSO has dropped considerably from its high point in the early 1670 AN's. Relations with Jingdao remain cordial, while relations with Krasnocoria worsened over their treatment of LGBTQ citizens and their involvement in the formation of Mishalacia, then associated with Vanic nations.

Alduria-Wechua is a strong proponent of the freedom of navigation, meaning that ships flying the flag of any Micran nation shall not be attacked, interfered, intercepted or hindered by other states, except for in special and reasonable circumstances.

Principles of Alduro-Wechua foreign policy

The principal objective of Alduro-Wechua foreign policy is the safeguarding of the independence and welfare of its people. Below this overarching goal, Alduria-Wechua has also identified some additional foreign policy objectives, mainly the need to alleviate need and poverty in the world, promote respect for human rights, maintain its commitments to its Raspur Pact allies, and promote the preservation of the planet and its natural resources.

These objectives reflect the history of both Alduria and the Wechua Nation, individually and collectively. Both nations had a long history of economic, political, and social cooperation between themselves. During the 1673 AN-1677 AN Aldurian water crisis, the Micras Treaty Organization arranged an international humanitarian mission to help end the water crisis. The Wechua Nation once was a failed state and many of its citizens fled the anarchy to many nations, including Alduria, Constancia, and Natopia. These events further impressed upon the Federation and its government to serve as a major positive contributor to international humanitarian and disaster relief efforts. The Alduro-Wechua moral obligation to undertake social, economic, and humanitarian activities that contribute to world peace and prosperity comes from these events. This is manifested in its bilateral and multilateral diplomatic activity, assistance to other countries, and support for the establishment and formation of a Micran body of international law, particularly humanitarian law.

LGBTQ issues

The advancement of LGBTQ issues and elimination of discrimination is a particularly prominent agenda item in Alduro-Wechua foreign policy, helping form the bedrock of many relationships, namely Natopia and Sanama.

Freedom of navigation

Alduria-Wechua is a strong proponent of the freedom of navigation, meaning that ships flying the flag of any Micran nation shall not be attacked, interfered, intercepted, or hindered by other states, except for in special and reasonable circumstances. This originates from Alduria's previous cooperation efforts with the USSO, in particular Operation Hugo Grotius.

Refugee policies

Alduria-Wechua grants protection and residence to people under serious persecution in their country of origin due to their religion, nationality, sexual orientation, gender identity, membership in a particular social or ethnic group, or political opinion, or who are unable to return to their home country for other humanitarian reasons. Links with the Department of Interior (the agency that handles the citizenship and residency process) and the Border Guard are maintained to ensure a smooth and speedy process for refugees.

Alduria-Wechua has inherited the Aldurian "Law of Graces", an established tradition from the founders of Alduria that granted any and all refugees from the Wechua, Alexandrian, and Caputian diasporas citizenship automatically and often including land or other property in the country, in exchange for their commitment to build and defend the country.

Department of State

The Department of State is the federal executive department responsible for carrying out Alduria-Wechua's foreign policy and international relations. Its duties include advising the President of the Government, administering the diplomatic missions, negotiating treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and representing the Federation in international organizations such as the MTO.

The department is led by the Secretary of State, a member of the Council of State who is nominated by the President of the Government. The Secretary of State serves as the nation's chief diplomat and representative abroad.

List of foreign missions

Country City Status Head of mission Consulates-General Consulates Notes
Raspur Pact Raspur Pact Lindström Permanent mission Vicaquirao Alvarez (1685 AN) Raspur
Micras Treaty Organization Permanent mission Vicaquirao Alvarez (1685 AN)
Shireroth Shireroth Shirekeep Embassy Prudencio Castillo (1685 AN) Maltenstein Cabbagefall
Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Merensk Embassy Mohammed Perez (1685 AN) Rothaven
Drak-Modan Drak-Modan Drakorda Embassy Everett Calvin (1685 AN) Dracoheim
Elwynn Elwynn Eliria Embassy Gabrielle Ward (1685 AN) Elijah's Rest Kingsgate, Islus
Natopia Natopia Lindström Embassy Shmuel Tipton (1685 AN) Triegon, Dos Gardenias, Redquill, St. Andre Eadricton, Frenzyville
Constancia Constancia Astérapolis Embassy Sanaz Rostami (1685 AN) Raspur Aqaba, Nivardom
Floria Floria Northcliff Embassy Irène Langlois (1685 AN) Oldhaven Port Farrar
Ransenar Ransenar Goldfield Embassy Declan Keys (1685 AN) Goldshire Hamlet Lune Villa, Belmuliet, Demonsfall, Meath
Batavia Batavia 's Koningenwaarde Embassy Fabienne Chávez (1686 AN) Kasterburg
Calbion Calbion Pentyre Embassy Dante González (1686 AN)
Hexarchy Hexarchy Kobol Embassy Jean Martorelle de la Vigne (1688 AN) Ashtaroth (Sal)
Sanama Sanama Sanama City Embassy Soraya Chauvin (1685 AN) Acquecalde
Craitland Craitland Cherry Trees Embassy Hyacinthe Rubio (1685 AN) New Vaduz
Senya Senya Svorgas Embassy María Guadalupe Molina (1685 AN)
Mercury Mercury Mercury Embassy Felipe Huanca (1685 AN)
Thraci Confederation Thraci Confederation Kadim Embassy Paul Balaguer (1685 AN) Antakşehir, Hazar, Karpuz Gultaj
Nova England Nova England Nova England Embassy Jaylli Guañuna (1685 AN)
Meckelnburgh Meckelnburgh Alexandretta Embassy Mayra Polloqueri (1686 AN)
Palesmenia Palesmenia Ábbad Embassy Celia Delgado y Bettancourt (1686 AN)
Sanpantul Sanpantul Kipei Embassy Francisco Weatherhill (1687 AN)
West Skerry and Sri Pashana West Skerry and Sri Pashana Saint Gabriel's Embassy Luciano Valverde (1686 AN) Sri Sendavica Sri Luthore
International Mandate International Mandate Tiegang Embassy Félix Oliver (1686 AN)

Special Missions

Diplomatic and Humanitarian Mission to Tiegang

Special Economic Mission to Constancia

Pan-Euran Highway

Main article: Pan-Euran Highway

International organizations

Raspur Pact

See also: Raspur Pact

Micras Treaty Organization

International relations

Country Outlook Visa requirement Notes
Arbor Arbor Negative No travel allowed The Emirate of Arbor is considered as part of the Vanic Web, a taint upon Micras considered as incredibly odious and disturbing by the government of Alduria-Wechua and most of the people in the country. Nationals of Arbor are not allowed to enter Alduria-Wechua, Alduro-Wechua citizens are not allowed to travel to Arbor.
Barbary Barbary Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no contact with Barbary.
Bassarid Empire Bassarid Empire Neutral Visa required The Region of Alduria grants conditional free and safe passage to Bassarid ships in and out of the Nouradin river delta. It also extends similar freedoms to air and other kinds of transport. Military ships, aircraft, and transport must first acquire full approval from Alduria-Wechua to travel through Aldurian territorial waters, land, or airspace. While many in Alduria-Wechua do not have a positive opinion of the Bassarid Empire, the government maintains a neutral and cooperative attitude of peaceful coexistence with its neighbor, mainly due to its laudably progressive stances on its record on LGBTQ issues and the protections it has extended Aldurian shipping from Bassarid-associated pirates in the seas of Micras. Similar protections have been extended to Bassarid civilian ships in Aldurian territorial waters, along with readily available assistance in events of shipwrecks or natural disasters.
Bassarid Periphery Bassarid Periphery Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no contact with the Bassarid Periphery.
Batavia Batavia Neutral Visa required After its liberation from the Vanic Web, Alduria-Wechua and Batavia have maintained friendly relations.
Calbion Calbion Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua maintains a diplomatic mission in Calbion along with a general policy of neutrality and peaceful coexistence towards Calbion.
Constancia Constancia Positive Freedom of movement Constancia is a Raspur Pact member as well as an important trade and regional partner to Alduria-Wechua. Constancia is Alduro-Wechua's second-largest trading partner. Constancia imports oil and natural gas, consumer goods, cars, ships, vehicles, iron and steel, plastics, color TV sets, wheat, vaccines, and medicines from Alduria-Wechua. Alduria-Wechua imports weapons, ships, fish, cars, and ships, among a myriad of other products. It is very common for citizens of Alduria-Wechua to also hold Constancian citizenship. The relationship is also fraught with some complications, such as its hastily canceled call for a Raspur Pact-sponsored invasion of Alduria after the 1685 Aldurian coup d'état and its record on LGBTQ issues. From the Aldurian side, government dissident groups and pro-democracy movements find deep pockets of funding and support from the significant Constancian émigré community in the cities of Punta Santiago, Valenciana, Susa, Behaurnais, and Hatkrou.
Craitland Craitland Positive Visa not required Craitland is an important trade partner to Alduria-Wechua. Craitish nationals are granted 90-day visa-free travel access to Alduria-Wechua and are also eligible to acquire residency in Alduria-Wechua with ease. More importantly, the nations share a border in the Keltian continent, turning the area surrounding the small Craitish enclave of New Vaduz into a larger and interconnected conurbation to facilitate trade, tourism, and sustainable economic development to the region.
Drak-Modan Drak-Modan Positive Freedom of movement Drak-Modan is a Raspur Pact member as well as an important trade partner to Alduria-Wechua. Drak-Modani caviar is a popular luxury product and is imported in large quantities, helping fuel the growth and development of a robust Drak-Modani fishing industry.
Elwynn Elwynn Positive Freedom of movement Elwynn is a Raspur Pact member as well as an important trade and regional partner to Alduria-Wechua.
Floria Floria Positive Freedom of movement Floria is a Raspur Pact member as well as an important trade and regional partner to Alduria-Wechua. Their relationship, however, is fraught with complications, despite being in the same alliance bloc. Recently, Alduria-Wechua temporarily shut down travel to and from Floria due to its security situation, recent disease outbreaks, and its acceptance of hostile interests like the Iron Company maintaining a presence in Togafaga, off the coast of northern Alduria. From the end of the Verionian-Raspur War in 1683 AN until {[AN|1687}}, the government of Alduria (continued by the Alduro-Wechua Federation since 1685 AN) implemented policies to facilitate an economic “decoupling” that decreased Aldurian reliance on Florian products, services, and raw materials. These policies were stopped in 1688 AN as Floria achieves greater internal stability and inspires greater confidence from other partners and allies.
Graecia Graecia Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua maintains no official diplomatic relations with Graecia. Both nations interact with each other through the Micras Treaty Organization, where both nations have a membership. Travel to and from Graecia is generally limited to only asylum seekers and refugees seeking to escape its totalitarian and genocidal government. Its founder's public statement about being "generally anti-LGBT" was also not welcome by the government of Alduria-Wechua, which seeks to promote inclusivity and acceptance of LGBTQ peoples in Micras. Alduria-Wechua generally views Graecia with a neutral lens but remains concerned about the country's record with human rights. This, they believe, is due to the regional history that already records more than its fair share of war, death, genocide, and instability.
Goëtia Goëtia Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no official diplomatic contact with Goëtia, but has maintained channels of communication through Natopia and Drak-Modan. Cooperation between the countries in the recovery of priceless artifacts from the late Alexandrian Empire is ongoing through Drak-Modan as an intermediary.
Hexarchy Hexarchy Amicable Visa on arrival (limited to the Treaty Ports) Alduria-Wechua and The Hexarchy maintain an amicable diplomatic relationship. The recent expansions by Alduria-Wechua led to the concession of the old Caputian island of Sal and a non-aggression pledge that led to the opening of Treaty Ports (limiting trade and travel between the two to these Treaty Ports) through the Treaty of Cajamarca. With The Hexarchy having signed the MTO Convention of the Law of the Seas, both governments have been able to negotiate informal freedom of navigation agreements. While the Alduro-Wechua government is not particularly welcoming to their settlement in former Caputian territory, in particular, the site of its capital Zalae and its famous holy areas, the government nevertheless maintains a policy of cooperation and friendship to maintain regional peace and security.
International Mandate International Mandate Amicable Visa on arrival Developing...
Jääland Jääland Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no contact with Jääland.
Jingdao Jingdao Neutral No travel allowed Alduria, prior to joining the Raspur Pact, maintained a close friendship and trade partnership with Jingdao. A system of specifically-designated ports was established to open up trade between the two countries under the Treaty of Amity and Commerce signed between the countries in 1672 AN. Following the Aldurian accession to the Raspur Pact in 1681 AN, relations between Jingdao and Alduria were affected negatively, leading to a significant decrease in trade between both nations. Further efforts by Jingdao and the USSO to antagonize RP ally Floria have further deteriorated the relationship between the countries, with travel between the countries being prohibited in 1687 AN by the Alduro-Wechua government. Despite the deterioration of relations, the city of Punta Santiago retains a large, vibrant, and free Jingdaoese community from its time as a Treaty Port to this day.
Kalgachia Kalgachia Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no contact with Kalgachia.
Leylstadt Leylstadt Amicable Visa on arrival Alduria-Wechua and Leylstadt share a close relationship. At one point, both nations were exploring the creation of a common market and a common currency, but the project was soon mothballed as the Verionian-Raspur War led to Alduria joining the Raspur Pact. With Leylstadt aligning with the USSO, this led to a reduction in trade and relations between both nations.
Lostisland Lostisland Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no contact with Lostisland.
Meckelnburgh Meckelnburgh Amicable Visa on arrival Alduria-Wechua maintains an amicable stance towards Meckelnburgh in its foreign policies due to shared cultures and languages.
Mercury Mercury Positive Visa not required Mercury and Alduria-Wechua maintain close and cordial relations. They are close trade partners and have a history of having rendered humanitarian assistance to one another in dire times of need. There is a 90-day visa-free travel arrangement between both nations. There is a sizeable community of Mercurian refugees from the 1684 AN eruption of Montaña Blanca. The remaining refugees still residing in Alduria were granted permanent residency status in 1685 AN by the Federation.
Natopia Natopia Positive Freedom of movement Often considered the cornerstone of national foreign policy by Alduro-Wechua experts, Natopia and Alduria-Wechua maintain a close bond and alliance that persists to this day. Their shared partnership in the Raspur Pact and shared cultural heritage has established a special and enduring friendship between both countries. They maintain close social and political cooperation in issues where common agreement is present, such as (but not limited to) trade, defense, LGBTQ issues, the Micras Treaty Organization, and the MTO Convention of the Seas.
Nova England Nova England Amicable Visa on arrival Alduria-Wechua maintains an amicable stance towards Nova England in its foreign policies.
Palesmenia Palesmenia Amicable Visa on arrival Alduria-Wechua maintains an amicable stance towards Palesmenia in its foreign policies.
Ralgon Ralgon Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no contact with Ralgon.
Ransenar Ransenar Positive Freedom of movement Alduria-Wechua and Ransenar are close trade partners, both being part of the Raspur Pact. After Natopia and Constancia, Ransenar is Alduria-Wechua's largest trade partner. The Aldurian economy has enjoyed high economic growth rates and fast population growth thanks to cheap and plentiful agricultural imports from Ransenar such as corn, soybean and soybean products, meat, fish, and wheat, prior to the West Baatharzi War. With the "Baatharzi "breadbasket" secured for Alduria, demand for Ransenari products declined steeply, triggering the Ransenari economic crisis (1679 AN-1682 AN.) Ransenar's recovery has been fueled in part by the accession of Alduria to the Raspur Pact in 1683 AN, which then led to greater economic integration between both countries. Ransenar was the first nation in Micras to extend diplomatic recognition to the newly established Alduro-Wechua Federation in 1685 AN. Alduria-Wechua imports agricultural equipment and machinery, telecommunications equipment, meat, fish, weapons, and medicine from Ransenar. Ransenar imports petroleum and petroleum products, copper, zinc, marble, chemicals, plastics, vehicles, color TV sets, apparel and textiles, cacao, and coffee from Alduria-Wechua.
Réunion Réunion Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no contact with Réunion.
Sanama Sanama Positive Freedom of movement Sanama and Alduria-Wechua have a close relationship, reinforced by their membership to the Raspur Pact. Sanaman private investment, epsecially in West Baatharz, has contributed greatly to the development of Alduria's manufacturing capabilities. Many Sanaman companies are registered and operate in Alduria-Wechua and viceversa. Alduria imports fish, processed fish products, beer, wine, automobiles, small arms, military aircraft, and electronics from Sanama. Alduria-Wechua citizens have made Sanama a major tourist destination, in part due to its evolving liberal attitudes towards LGBT issues.
Sanpantul Sanpantul Positive Freedom of movement Sanpantul is a Keltian regional trade partner of Alduria-Wechua. With the signing of the Treaty of Kipei in 1687 AN, tourism and trade between both nations have increased dramatically. Sanpantul is a popular destination for Alduro-Wechua tourists.
Senya Senya Positive Visa not required Senya and Alduria-Wechua maintain a close trade partnership and grant each other's nationals 90-day visa-free travel, 180 days (or more depending on their educational program and work needs) for students. Many of the most prominent leftist writers, philosophers, and politicians in Alduria-Wechua were educated in Senya, bringing some Senyan-style social policies into the Federation by the Coalition for Federal Progress. Alduria-Wechua's nascent environmental movement also borrows heavily from Senya. The Federation is heavily dependent on technology and consulting from Senyan companies as it enacts reforms and makes investments to diversify the national energy portfolio to eventually transition to an economy powered only by renewable resources. Senya is also a popular Alduro-Wechua tourist destination.
Shireroth Shireroth Positive Freedom of movement Shireroth and Alduria-Wechua maintain a close relationship, further reinforced through their Raspur Pact membership. The city of Parap contains a sizeable Shirerithian community of ex-pats that have contributed significantly to the economic growth and development of the city.
Sylvania Sylvania Negative No travel allowed The Sultanate of Sylvania is considered as part of the Vanic Web, a taint upon Micras considered as incredibly odious and disturbing by the government of Alduria-Wechua and by the vast majority of people in the country. Nationals of Sylvania are not allowed to enter Alduria-Wechua, Alduro-Wechua citizens are not allowed to travel to Sylvania. In extreme or emergency cases, limited cooperation has existed in the rescue and assistance of sea or air vessels in distress by the Alduro-Wechua Coast Guard, but this has not been reciprocated.
Tellia Tellia Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no contact with Tellia.
Thraci Confederation Thraci Confederation Positive Visa not required Alduria-Wechua and the Thraci Confederation shared a large border and the Nouradin river in the continent of Eura. They are close trade partners and signed a Treaty of Non-Aggression and Cooperation in 1676 AN. Both nations have both spent considerable effort linking roads, highways, rail, and even some regional public transport systems over the last ten years (as of 1686 AN). Alduria-Wechua is one of the largest importers of Euran silver from the Thraci Confederation. The Thraci Confederation imports oil, cars, and consumer goods from Alduria-Wechua.
Unified Governorates Unified Governorates Positive Freedom of movement The UGB and Alduria-Wechua maintain a close relationship, reinforced by their membership to the Raspur Pact. Alduria-Wechua imports wood, meat, fish, dyes and chemicals, weapons, cars, and processed foods. The UGB imports quinoa, cereals, cacao, coffee, textiles, and other apparel from Alduria-Wechua. Many companies from the UGB are registered in Alduria-Wechua.
United Benacian Republic United Benacian Republic Neutral Visa required Alduria-Wechua has no contact with the United Benacian Republic.
West Skerry and Sri Pashana West Skerry and Sri Pashana Amicable Visa on arrival Developing...

Treaties and international agreements

Alduria-Wechua is a signatory to the following international agreements and treaties:

When Alduria and the Wechua Nation formed the Alduro-Wechua Federation, a panel of constitutional advisors, diplomats, and legislators were convened to review the treaties both nations had entered into prior to federalization. Alduria-Wechua has assumed treaties and agreements from both of its now constituent Regions.

See also