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  • consul gen 050819On Wednesday, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton welcomed David Bushby, Consul General of Australia in Chicago, to the Senate. The Consulate General of China serves the Midwest Region of the United States: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.

    Prior to being named Consul General, Mr. Bushby served for 12 years in Australia’s Parliament, representing Tasmania in the Senate. He was party whip for 10 years and chief government ship in the Senate for four years.

  • Zhao Jian, Consul General of China in ChicagoOn Wednesday, Illinois Senate President John Cullerton welcomed Zhao Jian, Consul General of China in Chicago, to the Senate. The Consulate General of China serves the Midwest Region of the United States: Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, Indiana and Iowa.

    Prior to being named Consul General, Mr. Jian worked for the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs for more than 20 years. Prior to accepting his current position this year, he served as Consul General of China in Melbourne, Australia. In addition to trade and economic issues, the consulate's serves Visa and passport, education, science and technology, and cultural needs in the region.

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  • Sen. President John J. Cullerton and Mantvydas Bakesius, the consul general of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago

    Senate President John J. Cullerton welcomed the consul general of the Republic of Lithuania in Chicago to the Senate on Wednesday.

    Mantvydas Bakesius has served in the foreign service for nearly 20 years. He began his career in the public relations department of the Ministry of Defense in Lithuania.

    He went on to complete two special missions in Afghanistan before returning to Lithuania to serve as chief of staff for the speaker of Parliament and then as deputy foreign minister.

    He became the consul general in 2017.

    You can listen to or watch his full remarks to the Senate below.

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    Today the Illinois Senate was pleased to welcome Bořek Lizec, Consul General of the Czech Republic in Chicago. The jurisdiction of the Consulate General in Chicago includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.

    The Consulate assists individuals with Visa issues, vital records, residency and family issues. It promotes culture, community and education engagement, and works with our state and businesses to promote trade and economic development between the U.S. and the Czech Republic.

     

     Listen to audio from the floor today:

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  • Mr. Naoki Ito, the Consul General of Japan in ChicagoToday the Senate had the honor of welcoming Mr. Naoki Ito, the Consul General of Japan in Chicago.
     
    Mr. Ito has had a long and distinguished career in the foreign service. After joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1984, he served in various positions around Asia before moving to the United Kingdom in 2008. He was named Consul General of Japan in Chicago in February of this year.