Honorary Consuls from Southern Africa meet to update consular knowledge
On August 27 and 28, the First Meeting of Honorary Consuls of Chile in Southern Africa took place in Pretoria, South Africa.
The meeting was attended by the Chilean Ambassador to South Africa, Francisco Berguño, the Consul in Pretoria, Magdalena Godoy, the Embassy's Political Affairs Officer, Mariana Koffmann, the Commercial Attaché in Johannesburg, Hernán Gutiérrez, the Director for the Community of Chileans Abroad, Antonio Correa, the Head of Scholarships of the Chilean Agency for International Development Cooperation (Agcid), Pablo García and the Head of the General Directorate of International Economic Relations (Direcon), Constanza Alegría.
Alongside them were the Honorary Consuls of Chile in Durban (South Africa), Lilongwe (Malawi), Luanda (Angola), Lusaka (Zambia), Maputo (Mozambique) and Port Luis (Mauritius), who updated their knowledge of the new consular procedures, Chile's foreign policy and learned first-hand about developments in migration, economics, communities around the world and scholarships.
Honorary consuls from Chile play an important role in foreign policy, thanks to their knowledge of the local environment and their selfless collaboration with the Chilean State and its nationals.