International Focus Magazine Vol. 3, #1 - Page 40

people T H E INTERVIEW Geert Visser Consul General of Belarus By Sonia Guimbellot Director of International Affairs Geert Visser, Consul General of Belarus chose the Hilton Houston Post Oak as the right place for our interview. Located in the Galleria, this hotel hosts most of the Houston consulates’ national days and meetings due to its prominent location and the number of Consular offices in the vicinity. The Hilton staff generously offered us the Towers Lounge which has been used by the executives we have seen over the years. Formerly the Honorary Consul of the Netherlands and now serving as the Consul of Belarus, Geert Visser has been a consul for so long that his service stands as the longest running term for consuls in the Houston area. Consul Visser began our interview speaking on Belarus. Afterwards, he realized he hadn’t mentioned any of his own accomplishments. I began there. In 1978, he came from Scotland after being stationed in London, W •ΝΠ)™Ι₯„°…Ή‰•Ι‘••ΈΈ!”έ…́ё”ΑΙ•Ν₯‘•ΉΠ½˜Ρ‘”±½‰…°5…Ι₯Ή”QΙ…ΉΝΑ½ΙΠ°Ρ‘”΅…₯Έ)½ΉΡΙ…Ρ½Θ™½ΘΡ‘”α½Έ΄Y…±‘•θ±•…Έ΅Υΐ₯Έ±…Ν­„Έ!”έ½Υ±Ν‘₯ΐ™Ι½΄±…Ν­„ΡΌ)Ν‘₯Αε…ɑ́₯ΈM…Έ₯•ΌΈΌε½ΤΙ•…±°Ρ‘”QΙ…ΉΜ΅=•…Ή₯Œ‘₯Ν…Νѕȁ₯ΈΡ‘”Υ±˜½˜5•α€΄)Όό!”‘•±₯Ω•Ι••ΕΥ₯Α΅•ΉΠ™Ι½΄ΥΙ½Α”ΡΌΡ‘”±•…Έ΅Υΐ₯ΈΡ‘”Υ±˜½˜5•α₯ΌΈ(Πΐ$₯5……ι₯Ή”π)…ΉΥ…Ιδ€ΘΐΔΰ