Secretary of State (Zamastan)

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Secretary of State
Beatrice Lorenzin (cropped).png
Incumbent
Chantelle Carson
since September 22, 2022
NominatorPresident
AppointerPresident of Zamastan
Term lengthAt the President's Pleasure
No fixed term

The Secretary of State of Zamastan is a senior official of the federal government of the Republic of Zamastan, and as head of the Zamastan Department of State, is principally concerned with foreign policy and is considered to be the Zamastanian government's equivalent of a Minister for Foreign Affairs. The Secretary of State is nominated by the President of Zamastan and implements foreign policy.

Multiple Secretaries of State have gone on to become President; Avi Taures, George O'Galvin, and Alistair Griffiths. The current Secretary of State is Chantelle Carson, who serves under President Sabine Armitage since September 22nd, 2022. Prior to her was Brecken Gray, appointed by President Atticus Moreau after the resignation of Jessiah Vallotis.

List of Secretaries

Secretary of State
1960-Present

No. Portrait Name
(Years in office)
Term of office President
1 AviTauresOfficialPortrait.jpg Avi Taures
(1804-1821)
27 October
1804
1 November
1821
Tomias Hapson
2 George O'Galvin Official Portrait.jpg George O'Galvin
(1821-1828)
1 November
1821
17 May
1828
Avi Taures
37 Bess Truman cropped.jpg Maddison Horton
(1940-1946)
22 September
1940
22 September
1946
Tyler Kordia
38 Jamespkem.jpg Luke Newman
(1946-1948)
22 September
1946
22 September
1948
Marvin Gaviria
39 Portrait of W. Stuart Symington 97-1844.jpg Frederick Webb
(1948-1956)
22 September
1948
22 September
1956
Marvin Gaviria
40 Thomas K. Finletter.jpg Cameron Carter
(1956-1960)
22 September
1956
22 September
1960
Marvin Gaviria
41 James H. Douglas, Jr..jpg Quinton Boyd
(1960-1967)
22 September
1960
5 May
1967
Marvin Gaviria
42 Roswell Gilpatric.PNG Clay Jackson
(1967-1972)
5 May
1967
2 December
1972
Marvin Gaviria
43 CyrusVanceSoS.jpg Marc-Antoine Dutoit
(1972-1976)
2 December
1972
21 April
1976
Elene Abotsford
44 Nitze, Paul.jpg Johnny Henly
(1976-1976)
21 April
1976
22 September
1976
Elene Abotsford
45 Portrait of Edmund Muskie, looking up.jpg Louis Devane
(1976-1978)
22 September
1976
22 September
1978
Quinn Werner
46 FritzHollings.jpg Colm Neylan
(1978-1980)
22 September
1978
22 September
1980
Quinn Werner
47 Betty Ford, official White House photo color, 1974.jpg Cynthia Bryan
(1980-1984)
22 September
1980
22 September
1984
Aiden Avery, Damian Lorrie, Cassious Castovia
47 Sol Blatt, Jr. Speaking at an event.jpg Brice Loup
(1984-1989)
22 September
1984
22 September
1989
Cassious Castovia, Josiah Elliott
48 John conyers.jpg Aaron Baudelaire
(1989-1992)
16 February
1989
22 September
1992
Josiah Elliott, Elijah Daniels
49 Paul Wellstone, official Senate photo portrait.jpg Mark Carrel
(1992-1995)
22 September
1992
9 May
1995
Elijah Daniels
50 Lynne Cheney official photo.jpg Melina Navarro
(1995-2000)
9 May
1995
22 September
2000
Elijah Daniels, Abram Mullen
51 Official portrait of Rt Hon Steve Barclay MP crop 2.jpg Jean Brunelle
(2000-2008)
22 September
2000
22 September
2008
Camren Ellison, Cassious Castovia
52 Albrei Mortimer official photo (cropped).jpg Albrei Mortimer
(2008-2016)
22 September
2008
16 January
2016
Cassious Castovia
53 Avi Tremblan official photo (cropped).jpg Avi Tremblan
(2016-2020)
16 January
2016
22 September
2020
Zacharias Castovia, Anya Bishop, Foley Sakzi
54 Official portrait of James Cleverly crop 2.jpg Jessiah Vallotis
(2020-2022)
22 September
2020
13 April
2022
Atticus Moreau
55 Manfred Behrens Portrait.png Brecken Gray
(2022)
13 April
2022
22 September
2022
Atticus Moreau
56 Manfred Behrens Portrait.png Chantelle Carson
(2022-)
22 September
2022
Incumbent Sabine Armitage

Duties and Responsibilities

The stated duties of the Secretary of State are as follows:

  • "Supervises the Zamastan Foreign Service" and "administers the Department of State"
  • Advises the President on matters relating to Zamastanian foreign policy including the appointment of diplomatic representatives to other nations and on the acceptance, recall, or dismissal of representatives from other nations
  • "Negotiates, interprets, or terminates treaties and agreements" and "conducts negotiations relating to Zamastan foreign affairs"
  • "Personally participates in or directs Zamastan representatives to international conferences, organizations, and agencies"
  • Provides information and services to Zamastan citizens living or traveling abroad such as providing credentials in the form of passports
  • Ensure the protection of the Zamastan government to Zamastanian citizens, property, and interests in foreign countries
  • "Supervises the administration of the Zamastan immigration policy abroad"
  • Communicates issues relating the Zamastan foreign policy to Congress and to Zamastanian citizens
  • "Promotes beneficial economic intercourse between Zamastan and other countries"