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1For the purposes of the present Convention, the following expressions shall have the meanings hereunder assigned to them:E+W+S+N.I.
(a)“consular post” means any consulate-general, consulate, vice-consulate or consular agency;
(b)“consular district” means the area assigned to a consular post for the exercise of consular functions;
(c)“head of consular post” means the person charged with the duty of acting in that capacity;
(d)“consular officer” means any person, including the head of a consular post, entrusted in that capacity with the exercise of consular functions;
(e)“consular employee” means any person employed in the administrative or technical service of a consular post;
(f)“member of the service staff” means any person employed in the domestic service of a consular post;
(g)“members of the consular post” means consular officers, consular employees and members of the service staff;
(h)“members of the consular staff” means consular officers, other than the head of a consular post, consular employees and members of the service staff;
(i)“member of the private staff” means a person who is employed exclusively in the private service of a member of the consular post;
(j)“consular premises” means the buildings or parts of buildings and the land ancillary thereto, irrespective of ownership, used exclusively for the purposes of the consular post;
(k)“consular archives” includes all the papers, documents, correspondence, books, films, tapes and registers of the consular post, together with the ciphers and codes, the card-indexes and any article of furniture intended for their protection or safekeeping.
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