Consulate General of the United States, Curaçao

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Consulate General of the United States of America Curaçao
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Incumbent
Valerie Belon

since August 26, 2010
Website U.S. Consulate General - Curaçao

The Consulate General of the United States of America Curaçao is located in Willemstad and serves Aruba, Curaçao, Sint Maarten (countries in the Kingdom of the Netherlands) as well as Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius (special municipalities of the Netherlands). The current consul is Valerie Belon. She started her work on August 26, 2010 as Consul General for the United States of America in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba as she took up her responsibilities before the dissolution of the Netherlands Antilles.[1]

Although all islands are under the sovereignty of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (and Bonaire, Saba and Sint Eustatius are even part of the Netherlands proper), the U.S. Consulate General operates as its own mission, with the Consul General as the "Chief of Mission".[2] As such, the Consul General is not under the jurisdiction of the Ambassador to the Netherlands, and reports directly to the U.S. Department of State as do other chiefs of mission, who are ambassadors in charge of embassies.

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  1. ^ "Consul general". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Chiefs of Mission". U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 27 February 2011. 

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