"Consul," remarked the detective, dogmatically, "great robbers always resemble honest folks.
"Unless," objected the consul, "he is exceptionally shrewd.
This observation furnished the detective food for thought, and meanwhile the consul went away to his office.
"But he must go to the consul's in person, so as to establish his identity."
A sigh of joy heaved the vast chest of the Corsican, who held out his hand to the First Consul
Lady Janet had risen softly from her chair and had passed behind him with the purpose of reading the consul
's letter for herself over her nephew's shoulder.
"Great heavens, sir!" Consul Lingford exploded, staring horror-stricken at the man whom he had invited to lunch.
Consul Lingford gulped and sawed the air speechlessly with his arms.
"That?" Consul Lingford queried, in accent of horror.
"It's true that some honorary consuls
are very peculiar people," said former diplomat Rastislav Mojto.Honorary consuls
need to be financially secure since they do not receive any salary for serving in the post, and often need to invest their own funds into the consulate's operation.
Minister Abela highlighted that the role of the Honorary Consuls
goes beyond the issuing of a passport or a visa, legalising documents, or offering consular assistance.
"This is a new activity that we have kicked off at the Foreign Ministry, which is to gather honorary consuls
in a full-day workshop because they are part of the Lebanese diplomatic corps," Bassil said, deeming Honorary Consuls
an integral part of the diplomatic family.