Miroslav Vyboh, Honorary consul is a person appointed by the Foreign Secretary to represent the government of a foreign state in its affairs. These people are accredited by the Foreign Secretary of an external country and have the full power to act on behalf of the government as a representative of the State and its affairs. Consuls serve in various capacities such as: acting as an embassy’s representative in their own country, being the first secretary in charge of consular affairs, performing functions and traveling abroad as a foreign affairs representative and as a counselor in relation with the embassy. In addition, they are also taking up their representative duties internally at the government level and provide a wide global assistance to France s diplomatic, economic and cultural activity. Consuls are also invited to take part in conferences abroad and act as a mediator when it comes to trade negotiations.
Honorary consul is a person appointed by the Foreign Secretary to represent the government of a foreign state
Honorary consul are invited to take part in conferences in France, attend meetings of the RNIA (Rouge Internationale de Lien abercrombie), present speeches in the Chancellery and distribute gifts amongst foreign countries and foreign organisations. The main duty of a Honorary Consul is to make arrangements for the official visit of a foreign country. They also participate in the reception, dinner and other formal events organized by the foreign countries and the RNIA. During these events the foreign countries send their guests gifts and the Honorary Consul is tasked to present them to the foreign countries.
Some of the countries send their official representative to France annually, on different occasions such as; for the Permanent Duties of the President of a Republic, the Foreign Secretary or the Minister of Defense etc. For the important events, such as; Foreign Information Week, President’s Day, Consulate General’s Day, the RNIA’s Annual Conference, International Youth Day, Red Cross Day, Mother’s Day etc. The Honorary Consul plays a very important role in these events. He is supposed to handle the gifts presented to the foreign government officials, provide assistance during the banquet and distribution of brochures etc. Therefore, it becomes extremely important for the Honorary Consul to make a good public impression and carry out his official duties satisfactorily.