International Relations & Protocol
The International Relations division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) strategically cultivates and expands Georgia’s international relationships. The team oversees communications and activities with foreign governments, coordinates international missions, welcomes visiting delegations and is the state’s liaison to members of the Consular Corps.
Seasons of International Cheer
To honor and celebrate Georgia’s international partnerships, Governor Brian. P. Kemp and First Lady Marty A. Kemp hosted the Georgia Consular Corps at the Governor’s Mansion. This year, the Governor’s Mansion sparkled with international trees, each representing a different country to create a global tapestry of cheer.
Promoting Georgia at home and abroad
Pictured: Governor Kemp visits the Porsche facility in Stuttgart, Germany, meeting with Porsche board member Detlev von Platen and other Porsche top execs.
Find information on hosting international guests, planning events and other protocol fundamentals, from flag etiquette to forms of address, seating precedence and gift exchanges.
More than 60 cities, counties and communities in Georgia have an official sister city international alliance, a broad-based, long-term partnership between two communities in two countries.
Georgia’s international representatives located in 12 strategic markets help facilitate international trade, investment and tourism.
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Director, International Relations | Chief of Protocol