A Monmouthshire man has been re-appointed the President of the Consular Association in Wales.
Keith Dunn OBE from Shirenewton will head up the Consular Association in Wales – which helps further the commercial, academic and cultural activities of Wales around the world.
Speaking following the announcement of his appointment he said: “I am delighted to have been reappointed as the President of the Consular Association in Wales. My mission is a simple one, to build on what has already been achieved and to raise the profile of Wales internationally. Wales is a dynamic country and stronger links with the countries the Honorary Consuls represent will be vital to its future prosperity.”
One of the main duties of the President is to convene the meetings of the Association, and work with the Welsh Government, UK Government, Councils, and other public bodies.
A number of countries use Honorary Consuls to develop relationships with Wales. The Association is a grouping of honorary consuls who are appointed by, and are responsible to, the government of the country they represent.
The following countries are currently represented by Honorary Consuls in Wales: Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, India, Ireland, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Lesotho, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Sweden, Switzerland and Thailand.
Mr Dunn was also reappointed as the Honorary Consul for Japan in Wales by the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs,earlier this year and will continue with those duties. Mr Theo Coliandris, Honorary Consul for Thailand was appointed Vice-President.
Further details about the Consular Associations can be found by following the website at https://consularwales.org.uk/