Consulate-General

Updated: 2017-03-27.

In diplomacy, a consulate-general is a a kind of mix between a regular consulate and a full-fledged embassy. Located in most of the major cities where the embassy isn’t, a consulate-general may handle consular duties for its region, as well as additional items, such as promoting its country’s cultural events and activities in the host city.

The head diplomat of the consulate-general is called the consul-general, and this diplomat may be in control of other, smaller consulates in the same host state.

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

Glossary Square Image
Categories: Diplomacy Terms
« Back to Glossary Index

Send this to a friend