Agency

Foreign Affairs Agency of Astrakhan region (hereinafter referred to as the Agency) is an executive body of the state power of Astrakhan region that performs functional regulation in the field of international and interregional relations of Astrakhan region, as well as authorized in the field of cross - border cooperation of Astrakhan region.

Agency is a legal successor of Ministry of international and foreign economic relations of Astrakhan region.

The Agency exercises the following powers in the established sphere of activity, but not limited to:

- ensures implementation of the powers of the Governor of Astrakhan region as the highest official of region to carry out international and foreign economic relations with subjects of foreign Federal States, administrative-territorial entities of foreign States, as well as to participate in the activities of international organizations within the bodies created specifically for this purpose;

- conducts negotiations with foreign and Russian partners on implementation of international and foreign economic relations;

- provides assistance to the functioning of consular offices of foreign States on the territory of Astrakhan region;

- ensures the development of mutually beneficial international and interregional relations of Astrakhan region;

- contributes to the development of cross-border cooperation of Astrakhan region;

- provides coordination of the negotiation process with foreign partners and international organizations on behalf of the Governor of the Astrakhan region and the government of the Astrakhan region.