International Government Relations

Diplomatic Relations

​Protocol is the official procedures or rules governing diplomatic interactions. The Chief of Protocol enables the City to have smooth interactions with foreign visitors, dignitaries, and the consular corps. Alexis Gordon serves as the Chief of Protocol for the City of Charlotte by providing protocol guidance and other relevant information on international relations to city staff and public officials.

The members of the North Carolina Consular Corps serve several functions, primarily to protect and advance the interests of the countries they represent. Currently, North Carolina has one Consulate General and 24 Honorary Consulates.

Every September the Charlotte International Cabinet host a joint meeting with the Honorary Consuls of both North and South Carolina.


NC Consular Post 

Consulate General of Mexico
Remedios Gómez Arnau, Consul General 
431 Raleigh View Road
Raleigh, NC 27610
919 615 3653


NC Honorary Consular Posts 

Honorary Consulate of Belize
Dr. Edward Lee Paul, Jr., Honorary Consul
1135 Military Cutoff Road, Suite 203
Wilmington, NC 28405
910 256 6689

British Honorary Consul for North Carolina
Mr. Michael Teden, OBE, Honorary Consul
330 South Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704 332 0002

Honorary Consulate of Canada
Mr. Scott Cutler, Honorary Consul 
516 W Cabarrus St
Raleigh, NC 27603
919 740 2567 

Honorary Consulate of Cyprus
Mr. Takey Crist, Honorary Consul 
412 Country Club Drive
Jacksonville, NC 28546
910 3353 4970

Honorary Consulate of the Czech Republic 
Mr. Petr Vasicko, Honorary Consul 
3700 Arco Corporate Drive
Suite 475
Charlotte, NC 28273
704 807 1478

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Estonia
Mr. Ralph Peter Daetwyler, Honorary Consul 
13420 Reese Blvd. W
Huntersville, NC 28078
704 659 7484

Honorary Consulate of Finland

Mr. Todd Wiebusch, Honorary Consul
2709 Water Ridge Parkway, Suite 100
Charlotte, NC 28217
704 731 2403

Honorary Consulate of the French Republic, Charlotte
Mrs. Laura Meyer Wellman, Honorary Consul 
220 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202
704 973 4962 

Honorary Consulate of the French Republic, Raleigh
Mrs. Marie Claire Ribeill, Honorary Consul
313 Meeting House Circle
Raleigh, NC 27615
919 413 8481

Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Charlotte
Mr. Klaus Becker, Honorary Consul 
2700 Coltsgate Road, Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28211
704 364 6969

Honorary Consulate of the Federal Republic of Germany, Raleigh
Ms. Margaret N. Rosenfeld, Honorary Consul 
Office Box 2611
Raleigh, NC  27602-2611
919 821 6714

Honorary Consulate of Guatemala
Mr. Steven Kropp, Honorary Consul 
Mrs. Karen Kropp, Honorary Vice Consul
PO Box 220810
Charlotte, NC 28222-0810
704 333 5958

Honorary Consulate of Hungary 
Mr. Christian Istvan Domeny, Honorary Consul 
7327 Westcott Terrace
Charlotte, North Carolina 28270
646 801 7023

Honorary Consulate of Ireland
Dr. R. John Young, Honorary Consul
5925 Carnegie Boulevard
Suite 350
Charlotte, North Carolina 28209
704 529 1364

Honorary Consulate of Italy
Dr. Claudio Carpano, Honorary Consul 
1704 East Blvd., Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28203
704 373 1505
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Honorary Consulate of Japan
Mr. David Robinson, Honorary Consul 
4141 Parklake Avenue, Suite 200
Raleigh, NC 27612
919 755 1800

Honorary Consulate of Lebanon
Mr. Ghassan Eldiri, Honorary Consul 
2501 Blue Ridge Road, Suite 150
Raleigh, NC 27607
919 863 4306

Honorary Consulate of Mexico
Mr. Wayne Cooper, Honorary Consul
Patrick V. Brown,  Vice Honorary Consul of Mexico 
4424 Taggart Creek Road, Suite 101
Charlotte, NC 28208
704 394 2190

Honorary Consulate of Moldova
Mr. Florin Pindic Blaj, Honorary Consul
1117 2nd Street
Hickory, NC 28601
828 396 2220

Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Mr. Gerard ter Wee, Honorary Consul 
5504 Commercial Avenue, Suite 110
Raleigh, NC 27612
919 645 1100
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Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Nicaragua
Mr. Gilberto Bergman, Honorary Consul
5205 Monroe Road, Suite C
Charlotte, NC 28205
704 537 1230 ext. 225  

Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland
Dr. Alvin M. Fountain II, Honorary Consul
103 Birkhaven Drive
Cary, NC 27518-8942
919 637 7069 (mobile)

Honorary Consulate of Spain, Charlotte
Ms. Luisa Garcia Pardo, Honorary Vice Consul
8134 Raintree Lane
Charlotte, NC 28277


Honorary Consulate of Spain, Durham
Ms. Alejandra Juno Rodríguez Villar
506 North Buchanan Blvd. #3
Durham, NC 27701


Honorary Consulate of the Kingdom of Sweden
Mr. Magnus Natt Och Dag, Honorary Consul
940 NW Cary Parkway, Suite 102A 
Cary, NC 27513
919 531 0062

Honorary Consulate of Switzerland
Mr. Hanspeter Bretscher, Honorary Consul