Office of International Affairs
The Secretary of State serves as Florida's State Protocol Officer. Housed within the Division of Arts and Culture, the Office of International Affairs facilitates consular relations between the state and all foreign governments doing business in Florida.
The Office of International Affairs also promotes and encourages activities related to participation in the Sister Cities International program and works with the Department of Commerce and Select Florida, Inc. to act as an intermediary between Florida businesses and performing musical, cultural and artistic organizations to encourage and coordinate joint undertakings. Such coordination may include, but is not limited to, encouraging business and industry to sponsor cultural events, assistance with travel of such organizations and coordinating travel schedules of cultural performance groups and international trade missions. Please reach out to the staff if we may be of any assistance.