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Diplomatic Corps


the members of the diplomatic personnel of diplomatic missions stationed in a given country. In the narrow sense, a diplomatic corps consists of the heads of embassies and legations, who are in residence in a given country. In the broad sense, a diplomatic corps includes all individuals who have been given a diplomatic card by the state of residence, including attaches and sometimes even the personal doctors and secretaries of the ambassador.

In most states it is the practice for the head of a diplomatic mission to submit a list of individuals for whom diplomatic privileges and immunities are required. The protocol section of the ministry of foreign affairs registers this list and then periodically issues a list of all the members of the diplomatic corps. (The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR publishes such an official list twice a year.)

The diplomatic corps usually has a senior member (the doyen or dean), who is senior by class and first in terms of the time he has served in the given country in a particular class of diplomatic representation. He instructs his colleagues on local diplomatic customs and heads the diplomatic corps. The seniority of the head of the representatives of a given class in the diplomatic corps is determined by the date and hour when he began to fulfill his functions. In practice, in the overwhelming majority of states, including the USSR, seniority is calculated from the time of the presentation of credentials. The diplomatic corps is not a political union or organization, and it fulfills only ceremonial functions. Collective actions of the diplomatic corps are possible only in ceremonial (protocol) questions.


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From left) Mohamed bin Nasser Alwahaibi, ambassador of Oman; Haiyan al-Zarzouri, director of meetings and events; and Ali Ibrahim Ahmed, ambassador of Eritrea and dean of the diplomatic corps, at the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
JEDDAH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman received at Al-Salam Palace in Jeddah on Tuesday the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and the Djibouti Ambassador to the Kingdom Dhiauddin Saeed Bamakhrama.
26 (BNA): Kuwaiti Ambassador, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps Shaikh Azzam bin Mubarak Al-Sabah congratulated the Representative of HM the King for Charity Work and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sport and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa on his qualification for the IRONMAN World Championship which will be held in Hawaii in October 2018.
For his part, Dean of the Diplomatic Corps, Kuwait's Ambassador to Bahrain Sheikh Azzam Mubarak Al-Sabah told KUNA that Kuwait's participation at the exhibition reflects the country's keenness in supporting any regional and international event hosted by any of the GCC-member states.
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A souvenir was presented by Dean of the Diplomatic Corps of Sri Lanka Dr Anvar-al-agar to the outgoing High Commissioner.
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The outgoing Egyptian Ambassador in Bangladesh and the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps in Dhaka Mahmoud Ezzat made a farewell call on Foreign Minister A H Mahmood Ali MP this morning in the Foreign Ministry.