A Message from the Dean

A Message from the Dean

On behalf of my 55 colleague members of the Louisiana Consular Corps, I am pleased you have visited our site and hope you find it to be of interest and value.

Career and Honorary Consuls have played a central role in representing the interests of foreign nations in Louisiana since the days of Spanish and French governance. Even today, as larger cities and states may appear to play a more dominant role in world and economic affairs, our Consular Corps continues to thrive and expand, most recently with the July 2017 addition of our first-ever Honorary Consul of Bulgaria. Altogether, the Louisiana Consular Corps is the fourth largest Corps in the entire United States, representing diverse countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America.

Together, with our outstanding partners such as the Louisiana Department of Economic Development, World Trade Center of New Orleans, Citizens Diplomacy Council, U.S. Department of State and Department of Commerce, World Affairs Council of New Orleans, and many other state and local government agencies, we continue to provide a wide variety of services for foreign nationals traveling to or living in Louisiana, as well as U.S. companies seeking overseas collaborations, and foreign companies looking for opportunities in the state, in addition to our important work in fostering relationships in the areas of education and cultural affairs.

Please note that many members of the Louisiana Consular Corps have multi-state jurisdictions, including roles in Mississippi, Alabama, Arkansas and Tennessee. Please bear this in mind if you have needs in, or interests in those states as well.

In closing, again, please know that each and every consul stands ready to represent her or his own country in any way possible, and to assist you should specific services or information be required that is appropriate to our roles and responsibilities.

Greg J. Beuerman
Dean, Louisiana Consular Corps
Honorary Consul of Iceland

 

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