Foreign relations of Alduria
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Diplomacy is mainly conducted by Alduria's Department of State, headed by the Secretary of State of Alduria. The President of Alduria plays an important role in foreign affairs as the head of state. The Prime Minister, the Cabinet, and numerous other agencies and officials also play important roles in setting and shaping the foreign policy of Alduria.
The Republic of Alduria has diplomatic relations with 26 out of the 50 member states of the Micronational Cartography Society. Alduria maintains full diplomatic relations with most of its Euran neighbors, mainly Constancia, Antakia, and Graustark. Alduria maintains free movement arrangements with Constancia, Natopia, Ransenar, the Wechua Nation, and many other countries. Alduria is a member of a number of Micras Treaty Organization and of the Community of Nations.
From the establishment of Alduria as a state for the Alexandrian, Caputian, Wechua disaporas, and other stateless persons, its relations with Constancia, Natopia, Krasnocoria, Jingdao, and Craitland have been the linchpin relationships of Aldurian foreign policy. Due to the many valued relationships with partners belonging to rival blocs, Alduria maintains a strict policy of armed neutrality, while pursuing its own foreign policy goals and national interests. Upon the reestablishment of the Wechua Nation, Alduria established full diplomatic relations and began facilitating travel between them, as Alduria has the largest amount of Wechua refugees after Constancia in all of Micras.
During the mid 1670's (AN), tensions in the Kalirion Fracture between Ransenar, Alduria's closest Benacian partner, and the different worldwide Verionist interests led to Alduria siding with Ransenar. This prompted cooperation from Alduria with Jingdao and the USSO in Operation Hugo Grotius, an effort to counter and lift a blockade on a USSO partner led by Los Liberados and its Verionist interests. The Treaty of Lune Villa, signed between Ransenar and Verionist Benacia prior to the latter's ignominious demise, defused the situation and led to Alduria, at least until Verionist interests in Batavia killed the Alduria-Batavia Treaty, negotiated and written by Aldurian diplomats after the repeated insistence of Batavian diplomatic officials. In the wake of this incident, Alduria has adopted a policy of cooperation with both the Raspur Pact and the USSO whenever it is perceived that Verionist designs can be disrupted or checked.
Membership in International Organizations
Alduria maintains a policy of armed neutrality in international relations since its foundation. The purpose of Aldurian foreign policy declares that the preservation of Alduria's independence and the advancement of its interests are its most important objectives. With growing international tensions, Alduria's government has pursued the construction of a sizeable military while barring itself from foreign deployments.
Alduria avoids alliances that might entail military commitments or commitments that would compromise its national sovereignty. Only in recent years, tensions with worldwide Verionist interests have encouraged a broadening of the scope of activities in which Alduria is able to participate without compromising its neutrality.
Department of State
The Aldurian Department of State is a national executive department responsible for carrying out Aldurian foreign policy and international relations. As one of the first Cabinet departments established after the founding of Alduria, its duties include advising the President, the Prime Minister, and administering the nation's diplomatic missions. It also assists in the negotiation of treaties and agreements with foreign entities, and representing Alduria at the Micras Treaty Organization.
It is led by the Secretary of State, a member of the Cabinet who is nominated by the President on the advice of the Prime Minister. The Secretary of State serves as the nation's chief diplomat and representative abroad and is the first Cabinet official in the order of precedence.
Ambassadors and Diplomats
Embassies and Consulates
Foreign Relations of Alduria
|Country||Formal relations||Informal relations||Visa free travel||History|
|Alperkin||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Alperkin and Alduria.|
|Alrig||✓||✓||✖||Alrig and Alduria have exchanged ambassadors and enjoy a friendly relationship. Alrig helped lead international efforts and provided ample aid on their own to help many of the vulnerable Aldurian populations during the Aldurian water crisis. Alduria and Alrig are currently in negotiations for a Treaty, with greater cooperation among them envisaged in future agreements.|
|Antakia||✓||✓||✖||Anatakia's initial settlement near Alduria in Eura provoked the ire of Alduria as the new settlements would conflict directly with Aldurian regional designs, determining that the new country was a threat to Alduria's stability and independence. With its subsequent founding and settlement in central Eura instead, Alduria and Antakia have repaired relations and signed a Treaty of Non-Aggression and Friendship in 1674 AN. Negotiations for greater transport and commercial links between them are in progress.|
|Arcadia||✖||✖||✖||Following the death of the Alduria-Batavia Treaty at the hand of Verionist interests in the Batavian Parliament, Alduria withdrew the vast majority of its diplomatic staff from 's Koningenwaarde and from other capitals of the Batavian Confederation.|
|Batavia||✖||✖||✖||Following the death of the Alduria-Batavia Treaty at the hand of Verionist interests in the Batavian Parliament, Alduria withdrew the vast majority of its diplomatic staff from 's Koningenwaarde and from other capitals of the Batavian Confederation.|
|Beneluccas||✖||✖||✖||Following the death of the Alduria-Batavia Treaty at the hand of Verionist interests in the Batavian Parliament, Alduria withdrew the vast majority of its diplomatic staff from 's Koningenwaarde and from other capitals of the Batavian Confederation.|
|Birgeshir||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Birgeshir and Alduria.|
|Constancia||✓||✓||✓||Constancia and Alduria are close trade and regional (Eura) partners.|
|Craitland||✓||✓||✓||Craitland and Alduria are close trade partners.|
|Çeridgul||✓||✓||✓||The Çeridgul and Alduria are close trade and regional (Eura) partners.|
|Elwynn||✓||✓||✖||Elwynn and Alduria maintain friendly relations. Both nations are currently negotiating a Treaty of Friendship (1673). Alduria maintains a positive view of Elwynn, dramatically improved by the attendance of the Elwynnese Prince to the inauguration of President Campos in 1672.|
|Florian Republic||✖||✓||✖||As tensions with Verionist interests grew in the mid 1670's (AN), the Aldurian government informally closed off trade with the Florian Republic and ended informal privileges granted to Florian nationals in Alduria, due to the location of Verionist interests in Togafaga, a city in Florian Eura.|
|Freeland||✓||✓||✓||Freeland and Alduria are close trade partners and maintain friendly relations.|
|Goëtia||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Goëtia and Alduria.|
|Guttuli Protectorate||✓||✓||✓||Formal relations have been established between the Guttuli Protectorate. Guttuli military advisors serve in Alduria to aid in the establishment of Alduria's armed forces.|
|Hoenn||✓||✓||✖||Alduria and Hoeen have exchanged ambassadors and enjoy an amicable relationship.|
|Imperial Trade Union||✖||✖||✓*||Previous to the expansion of Bassarid piracy, no relations. Aldurian security concerns vis a vis Bassarid piracy led to Bassarid policies that protected Aldurian shipping in the high seas. In exchange, Alduria extends unilateral freedoms of navigation to Bassarid shipping to and from the Bassarid Euran possessions and aid in case of technical problems while transiting through the Nouradin river delta.|
|Inner Benacia||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Inner Benacia and Alduria.|
|Iron Cult||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Iron Cult and Alduria.|
|Jezeraah||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Jezeraah and Alduria.|
|Jingdao||✓||✓||✖||Jingdao and Alduria are close trade partners.|
|Juclandia||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Juclandia and Alduria.|
|Kalgachia||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Kalgachia and Alduria.|
|Krasnocoria||✓||✓||✓||Krasnocoria and Alduria are close friends and trading partners. Early Krasnocorian investment in nascent Aldurian ventures served as a catalyst for higher economic growth in Alduria. Currently, a Treaty is being negotiated, but boith nations have exchanged ambassadors and have given each other an informal freedom of treansit and navigation to facilitate trade and cultural exchanges. Krasnocoria and Alduria have partnered in a joint venture to explore and exploit new hydrocarbon deposits.|
|Los Liberados||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Los Liberados and Alduria.|
|Lostisland||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Lostisland and Alduria.|
|Mercury||✖||✓||✖||No contact between Mercury and Alduria.|
|Natopia||✓||✓||✓||Natopia and Alduria are close trade partners. Natopia is Alduria's largest trade partner, providing most of Alduria's key imports of food, water, clothing, medicine, and many other important goods and services. Huge amounts of foreign direct investment from Natopia into consumer goods, manufacturing, and hydrocarbon extraction and exploration have fueled Aldurian economic growth. Treaty between them has been signed, currently under going ratification process in both nations (1673).|
|Norrland||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Norrland and Alduria.|
|Nova England||✖||✓||✖||No contact between Nova England and Alduria.|
|Pacificonia||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Pacificonia and Alduria.|
|Palesmenia||✓||✓||✖||Trade and full diplomatic relations have been established. Negotiations underway for a Treaty between both nations (1673).|
|Phinbella||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Phinbella and Alduria.|
|Phokland||✓||✓||✓||Phokland and Alduria are close regional (Eura) and trade partners.|
|Ralgon||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Ralgon and Alduria.|
|Réunion||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Réunion and Alduria.|
|Senya||✓||✓||✓||Senya and Alduria are close friends and trade partners.|
|Sovereign Confederation||✖||✖||✖||No contact between the Sovereign Confederation and Alduria.|
|Shireroth||✖||✓||✖||Informal relations prior to the Kalirion Fracture. Status of current relations is unknown.|
|Srbozemska||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Srbozemska and Alduria.|
|Stormark||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Stormark and Alduria.|
|Tellia||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Tellia and Alduria.|
|Thracistan||✖||✓||✖||Prior to the Thraci coup d'etat and its civil war, Thracistan and Alduria were close partners as members of the Apollonian and Euran Economic Union.|
|Unified Governorates||✓||✓||✓||Consular representation in Merensk during the Kalirion Fracture. Treaty of Merensk. Mutual creditor.|
|Vi'Ix||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Vi'Ix and Alduria.|
|Wechua||✓||✓||✓||The Wechua Nation and Alduria share a close friendship and partnership. A large part of the Wechua diaspora is an integral part of Alduria. Alduria has provided strong material and financial support to the Wechua Nation, and to its restored Government under Manco Capac.|
|Xang Muang||✖||✖||✖||No contact between Xang Muang and Alduria.|