From Brooklyn Borough President’s Office
On Thursday, Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz welcomed to Borough Hall honorary consuls general from across the world, with representatives from Turkey, Jamaica, Indonesia, Norway, Nigeria, Brazil, Cyprus, Lithuania, Serbia, Zambia, Malta and Albania.
The World Federation of Consuls has achieved international recognition and creditability with more than 90 member countries.
During its New York junket, the federation is meeting with leaders throughout the city. While meeting with BP Markowitz, the consuls explored ways to end poverty and help bring about world peace. They also discussed the growing role of Brooklyn in the international community.
“Brooklyn is the proud home to everyone from everywhere,” said Markowitz. “We are honored to host this distinguished group of representatives from across the world, and to discuss issues that are not only important to Brooklynites but to the entire world community. In Brooklyn, in our diversity we find strength, and we have proudly embraced an expanding role on the international stage.”
“The World Federation of Consuls has many functions,” said World Federation of Consuls General President Arnold Foote. “One of our main focuses is in assisting in the development of trade, as our future lies in the development of fair trade in every region of the world. However, my duty here as president today is to thank Borough President Markowitz for all that he has done for our federation in the past.”