Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Paraguay



Development Cooperation




17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Organization Type





Paraguayan foreign policy has concentrated on maintaining good relations with its neighbors, and it has been an active proponent of regional co-operation. It is a member of the United Nations and has served one term in the UN Security Council in 1967-1969. It maintains membership in several international financial institutions, including the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the International Monetary Fund. It also belongs to the Organization of American States, the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI), the Rio Group, INTERPOL, MERCOSUR (the Southern Cone Common Market) and UNASUR

At the political level, diplomatic affairs and international relations of Paraguay are officially handled by the Ministry of Foreign Relations, which answers to the executive branch of the government.The International Cooperation Directorate is responsible for the external management of international cooperation in Paraguay.


Plan, coordinate and execute a foreign policy oriented to the promotion and defense of the interests of the State and its nationals, and of International Law.


To be an efficient, professional and transparent Ministry with internal leadership for the management of the country's foreign policy.

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