Updated: 2017-03-27.

In diplomacy, a consul is an official representative of one state working and stationed within another state, a member of its diplomatic mission. A consul works in the interests of citizens of their home country. They are a diplomat stationed at a resident mission, usually the consulate, though it could be the embassy, particularly when working in the host state’s capital city. The head consul is the consul-general.

See also: consul-general, consulate, consulate-general, embassy, resident mission, non-resident mission, diplomatic mission.

Categories: Diplomacy Terms
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