Samogkir's MoFA platform Jul 17, 2019 17:35:58 GMT
Post by Deleted on Jul 17, 2019 17:35:58 GMT
Samogkir for Minister of Foreign Affairs
Hopefully, you all know who I am, so I will save the time explaining my background on NationStates and in this region. If you don’t, then please DM me with any questions!
The end of this term has been a unique one. I have been coming to terms with how the DSA’s government works, how our foreign relations work, and what to prioritise as Minister. This has not been the fastest adjustment, but it is one which needed to happen so I can represent our foreign affairs department properly. Generally, I have repeated the experience of foreign affairs on NationStates. It is not always a pretty job or one that is easy, but it is one which can raise the profile of a region dramatically and that is what I want to do if reelected.
PlatformFirstly, I want to work with our allies on enhancing the status of the ILC and how it works. We need to be more efficient and more effective in how we communicate as an organisation. Communication is at the centre of the ILC and how it can work. If we don’t work together in a way which is clear, then we risk the ILC becoming defunct and not fit for purpose. The ILC has already experienced a bad bout of inactivity, partially due to a failure of all regions involved. However, as one of the regions responsible for making it a reality, we need to take an extra step in pushing activity and involvement. The ILC should be taken as a natural extension of our World Assembly discussions in the DSA.
Secondly, we need to deepen our relationship with the regions inside the ILC. Encouraging dual-membership, like some Members of Congress have in the SLU, for example. This is a natural way of encouraging a deepening of relations between these regions, one which isn’t forced and relies on a certain Foreign Affairs department to keep it ongoing. If our foreign affairs approach isn’t natural, then it isn’t sustainable.
Thirdly, we need to be fair but firm in the approach to some of our allies. The phrase “speak softly and carry a big stick” is important here, and it will be my approach to allies we have. This, of course, especially includes The Internationale given our recent troubles with them. We shouldn’t give in and go back on moderation decisions which, arguably, happened much later than they originally should of. If re-elected, I would approach the senior members of The Internationale and work on a solution to this diplomatic problem that doesn’t cause dismay for the members of their region or ours. Thankfully, we have several members here who are close to The Internationale and can help us in that regard.
Finally, I will do my best to speak to all of you honestly. While this only a game, it is important for government members to approach these responsibilities to the best of their abilities and as honestly as we can. If we don’t do that, then what is the point of running and what is the point of a region that isn’t based on honesty? We may not always agree, but without expressing what we believe without fear then we’ll never be able to progress or improve as a region.
Thank you for reading, and remember;
Samogkir for Minister of Foreign Affairs!