William Hague told The Telegraph about his ambitious plans.
The drive for a distinctive foreign policy aims to promote British trade and to usher in a new era of co-operation in education, culture, diplomacy and even shared military programmes.
Hague plans to appeal to Tories and the internationalist wing of the Liberal Democrats.
He said: "We want to elevate the British relationship with emerging powers, including Brazil, the Gulf states and other countries in Latin America and South Asia."
He called for a strong Foreign Office to lead the policy. "I am determined to put right the problem of recent years that the Foreign Office has not been able to play that role."