Our members – Honorary Consuls In Wales
Honorary Consuls are more often citizens of the receiving country than of the country they represent. We have currently 19 members representing 21 countries, namely Belarus, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, Iceland, India, Israel, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Lesotho, the Netherlands, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland, and Thailand.
Qualifications and Appointment of Consuls
Members of the Association are appointed by their government because their personal qualities and social standing which make them suitable to perform their duties capably and represent their Countries effectively. With Honorary Consuls emphasis is placed on the technical capabilities necessary for carrying out their
Duties of Consuls
Honorary Consuls are appointed to further the interests of the country they represent. Their brief is to encourage commercial, academic and cultural activities. They also endeavour to assist and protect the interests of the nationals of that country whenever necessary. All their work is done within the terms of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. The Vienna Convention is an International protocol which was drafted and
agreed by the International Law Commission. It was signed by the representatives of the respective Governments on 24th April 1963. Roles and functions of our members vary. A list of their general competences and duties is included in their individual profile page [link to overview of all consuls ]. Most Honorary Consuls are volunteers and they perform their functions in addition to their own careers.