The Foreign Office (formerly known as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) was founded in November 2008 by Act 21, with the purpose of maintaining diplomatic relations with other nations.
The Foreign Office is administered by the Chief Ambassador, who has since 27 September 2016 been Lord Rear Admiral Alastair Cranston, Duke of New Virginia.
RECOGNITION POLICY: The Foreign Office will not consider non-solicited diplomatic relations with any national or state-like entity which is not a member of the United Nations, the Commonwealth of Nations, the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organisation, or the Community for Democracy and Rights of Nations.
The Empire of Austenasia has diplomats appointed to the following nations, regions and peoples:
The Chief Ambassador, Lord Rear Admiral Alastair Cranston, is automatically responsible for contact with any nations not listed above. If you are interested in becoming Austenasian Ambassador to your own country, nation, people or region, then contact the Austenasian Government at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Empire of Austenasia is a member of:
The Empire of Austenasia has taken part in the following international events:
Countries which are protected states of Austenasia:
Countries with which the Empire of Austenasia has signed a currently in force Treaty of Mutual Recognition:
Countries which the Empire of Austenasia also mutually recognises:
Countries which the Empire of Austenasia recognises, and has sent information to regarding our founding and existence:
Countries which the Empire of Austenasia recognises, but has had no contact with:
*The Empire of Austenasia does not recognise either Volfa, the SMOM, or Mercia as sovereign states, as they do not exercise sovereignty over territory. However, Volfa and the SMOM are re recognised as sovereign entities under international law, while Mercia is recognised as a sovereign nation.
**While these countries have not granted official recognition to the Empire of Austenasia, the Empire claims to have received tacit recognition - that is, acts or conduct which, in the absence of any indication to the contrary, can be reasonably interpreted to imply recognition - from them for a variety of reasons.