Seated (L to R): Consul Christina Rola McKernan, Honorary Consul Sabine Loridant (Lille), H.E. Ambassador Ma. Theresa Lazaro, Ms. Sophie Arnaud-Deromedi (candidate for Honorary Consul in Monaco); Standing (L to R): Honorary Consul Jeffrey Augustus Cabuay (Toulouse), Honorary Consul Edouard Miailhe (Bordeaux), Honorary Consul Jean-Louis Poirier (Marseille), and Commercial Attaché Froilan Emil Pamintuan.
1 March 2019, Paris – Philippine Ambassador to France, H.E. Ma. Theresa P. Lazaro, hosted this year’s Embassy consultations with the Philippine Honorary Consuls in France at the official residence on Friday, 1 March 2019.
The meeting was convened to provide Embassy updates relevant to the work of the Honorary Consuls, to receive feedback from their current operations and to exchange ideas on viable projects for the future.
Hon. Consul Poirier of Marseille shares best practices in rendering services to Filipinos in the south of France
Lead discussants for the consultations, included representatives from the Embassy's consular section, finance section, cultural section as well as from the Philippine Trade and Investment Center (PTIC) in Paris.
Honorary Consul Loridant of Lille shares her experience on completing the financial reportorial requirements
The substantive and lively exchanges among the participants became instrumental in fine-tuning the Honorary Consuls' respective annual work plans for 2019 and 2020.