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Reception for the corps consulaire accredited in Bavaria

US General Consul in Bavaria, Timothy Liston, Dr. Floriann Herrmann. Picture by Bayerische Staatskanzlei.jpg

Monday, 19 February 2024, Bavaria’s Minister of European Affairs Eric Beißwenger, together with the Head of the Bavarian State Chancellery, State Minister Dr. Florian Herrmann, welcomed the consular corps to a New Year’s reception in the dome hall of the Bavarian State Chancellery.

State Chancellery Minister Dr. Florian Herrmann said about the ocassion: “The wide range of consular representations in Bavaria shows: We are at home in the world and the world in Bavaria. The consular location is the largest outside of Berlin and represents the diversity of our country . We value the consuls as the first point of contact for the many bilateral issues that concern us. It is the excellent cooperation that creates the special spirit in Bavaria. Thanks to the consulates, which are indispensable bridgeheads from Bavaria to the whole world .”

French General Consul, Corinne Pereira da Silva, Minister Eric Beiswenger. Picture by Bavarian State Chancellery.

Each consulate is headed by a consul. They represent the interests of the citizens of the sending state, carry out official acts and maintain contact with the host country Bavaria in the political, economic and cultural areas.

There are 44 general and 72 honorary consulates in Bavaria. With 116 consular representations, the Free State is the largest consular location in Germany.

The entirety of all consular representatives is referred to as the consular corps. It is headed by a Doyen and a Secretary General.

For further information 

Bavarian State Chancellery: https://youtu.be/QTwq5GJuszE

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