The Ministry of the Exterior (Arabic: وزارة الخارج wuzārat al-khārij) was the foreign ministry of the First Palestinian Republic. It was founded in 1950 under first President of Palestine Ragheb al-Nashashibi, and quickly grew to preside over a relatively large network of foreign missions in countries which had recognised the republic after the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. During that time, the foreign intelligence services (Mukhabarat) were also under the control of the Ministry of the Exterior. The ministry ceased to exist following the Palestinian defeat in the 1967 Six-Day War and subsequent occupation by Israel. The ministry's modern successor is the State Secretariat of Foreign Affairs.