The party made the call as they labelled the newly-installed Foreign Office supremo and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox a “double act of danger”.Mr Lewis, Plaid’s external affairs spokesman, has also proposed creating a “ministry for international affairs” for the Welsh Government in an attempt to prevent Westminster from having the greatest influence over Wales’ global dealings.
AM Steffan Lewis said rather than allowing former Tory leadership hopeful Mr Johnson to speak for the country a team of diplomats who answer to the Welsh Government should be created.
“Wales being tied to this double act of danger poses real questions for us as a nation in terms of how we see ourselves in the world and how we want to be seen by other countries.”
“to mitigate the threats to Wales from the new team of isolationist hawks appointed to key international roles in Westminster we need a dramatic change in Welsh foreign policy”.
“We need a new infrastructure for Welsh foreign policy backed by a new ministry for international affairs at Welsh government level.On the Graham Norton Show. Charlotte Church, said gaffe-prone Bush had no idea where Wales was when she met him after performing for outgoing President Bill Clinton in Washington in 2000.
“There is precedent for sub-state governments having significant global roles and reaches such as Quebec in Canada and Flanders in Belgium.”
He asked me what state Wales was in. I said: Its its own country next to England, actually Mr Bush.
The Establishment should in itself have raised our Nations Profile in the World
but I beleive there is still a huge "For Wales see England" attitude not only in the Capitol Cities rest of the World but in London as well.
The Scottish Referendum and the Commonwealth Games both raised that nations profile and the First Minister there is seen as an Internationl Statesman or rather Woman.
But the same cannot be of our own First Minister who has no ambition for Wales to even run the Commonwealth Games let alone be sen as a Nation beyond Fooball and Rugby.
And what of "Future Prime Minister Owen Smith?
Here he is om whether Wales should have its own Cricket Team
The Welsh economy so dependent on the aid from the EU and hoping against hope that we will receive something similar after Brexit ' Will continue to be dependent unless we start showing ourselves on the World stage and our own foreign policy and ‘ministry for international affairs’ may be the start.