The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA, German: Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten, French: Département fédéral des affaires étrangères, Italian: Dipartimento federale degli affari esteri), so named since 1979, is one of the 7 departments of the Swiss government’s Federal Administration, and is equivalent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in other countries.