The French and German consuls general for the Southeast, Pascal Le Deunff and Lutz Goergens, respectively, will visit Savannah Feb. 3-4 to announce an honorary consul to represent both countries’ interests in the coastal Georgia city.
On separate days, they will present the new joint representative to Mayor Otis Johnson and officials at the Savannah Economic Development Authority, according to a news release from the French consulate.
Appointing the diplomat is latest evidence of the strong relationship between the French and German governments in Georgia. In January 2010, the countries’ main cultural centers announced that they would share office space at the Colony Square building in Midtown.
Brazil, which has an honorary consul in Savannah, is the only other government to have an official representative there.