Austrian diplomat visits Cayman

The deputy head of mission of the Austrian embassy in Washington, D.C. visited the Cayman Islands recently.

Sigurd Pacher inspected the Austrian consulate in Grand Cayman and also met with Austrian citizens and government officials during his visit from July 30 to Aug. 3.

This was Mr. Pacher’s first visit to Cayman.

The Austrian honorary consul in the Cayman Islands, Martin Richter, said the local consulate is inspected and audited every three years either by the ambassador or the deputy chief of mission.

“He also met up with numerous Austrians in the community, specifically making Austrian citizens aware of the parliamentary election this fall in Austria,” Mr. Richter said.

While in Cayman, Mr. Pacher also met immigration and tourism officials, including Director of Immigration Linda Evans and Tourism Minister and Deputy Premier Moses Kirkconnell. The visiting diplomat also had a meeting with Acting Governor Franz Manderson.

Although those meetings were mostly for protocol purposes, preliminary discussions were also held with the government officials on a student exchange program for the hospitality industry, Mr. Richter said.

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