South Australian Consular Corps
Consular Corps workshop was held in Adelaide on 2 July 2014, hosted by the Danish Consulate at the boardroom of Grundfos. We were reminded by Mr Alex Brooking, Director of DFAT in Adelaide that the Consular Corps play a critical role in developing relations between the states, furthering the development of trade and investment, forming practical and meaningful links in the area tourism, education, scientific and medical research. Consuls are in a unique position to advise governments and the corporate sector on forging international linkages as they have a combination of knowledge and experience of both the sending and receiving state. For more detail on the role of Consular Corps please refer to Article 5 of the Vienna Convention where the Thirteen functions of a consul are listed, including protecting in the receiving state the interests of the sending state and its nationals, as well as developing the commercial, economic, cultural, and scientific relations between the two countries. Also refer the Diplomatic Bible – Satow’s Guide to Diplomatic Practice.