Foreign policy for 2013 laid out

HAWK CITY – King Adam has released the 2013 Foreign Policy Directive, outlining Überstadt’s goals with regard to external affairs and the policies by which those goals are to be reached.

The three goals for 2013, constructed to complement and contribute to the attainment of new domestic policies, are to promote peace and professionalism abroad; to develop cultural relationships with other micronations; and to develop healthy trade relations.

Intergovernmental organizations will play a key role in policy relating to peace and professionalism.Provisional membership in Grand Unified Micronational will be maintained, and GUM will serve as a platform for some important matters in Überstadti diplomacy. Having received permission from Grand Duke Niels of Flandrensis, the Kingdom will contribute to literature advocating the ideals of the Union Against Micronational War. Additionally, mediation will be offered to micronations involved in a conflict if they desire such intervention.

Cultural relationships between peoples and states will be forged to complement the Renaissance-led government’s social aims. Media and other related exchanges will be part of this effort. Diplomatic gifts will also be sent to selected foreign leaders to display native cultural elements and to symbolize international goodwill.

To assist in the strengthening of the Überstadti economy, trade relations with other micronations will be cultivated. This will involve the institution of a system of consular relations with prospective trade partners that are unable to enter diplomatic relations with the Kingdom, foreign promotion of Überstadti exports, and the enforcement of existing trade agreements with other governments.

2013 is the second consecutive year for which a document guiding foreign policy has been issued by the king. The 2012 document, titled the Diplomatic Strategy, was primarily intended to increase Überstadti influence and balance external and internal affairs. This is contrasted with the 2013 directive, which seeks to utilize foreign policy to bring about domestic goals.

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