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  • Speech of Minister Reynders on the occasion of the 25th session of the Human Rights Council

    05 Mar

    Speech of Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders on the occasion of the 25th session of the Human Rights Council (Genève, 5 March 2014)

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  • Didier Reynders shocked by the attack in the Kunming railway station

    05 Mar

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the blind violence this weekend in the railway station in Kunming, capital of China’s Yunnan Province. He emphatically condemns this cowardly attack. The Minister offers his condolences to the families and friends of the victims as well as to the Chinese authorities.

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  • Working to offer Congolese, Rwandan and Burundian populations a better future

    28 Feb

    The Minister for Development Cooperation, Jean-Pascal Labille, and the European Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs, will be travelling to the Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda for a working mission between 3 and 6 March.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns violence in Ukraine

    19 Feb

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the violent and worrisome escalation of the protests in Kiev. He deplores the loss of human lives, injuries sustained, cases of missing persons, torture and intimidation. Minister Reynders presents his deepest condolences to all the families and friends of those who died.

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  • EUNIDA: a unique tool for implementing European Development Aid

    19 Feb

    In 2000 the Belgian Technical Cooperation (BTC) was one of the five founding members of EUNIDA, the European Network of Implementing Development Agencies. Since, EUNIDA is established as an EEIG in Belgium, as the EU Network combining the EU Member States’ resources, expertise and implementing capacities. Today EUNIDA represents a total of 14 European Members States and has been designing and implementing capacity development programmes for the European Commission in sensitive policy areas such as security sector reform, public sector reform, health and education, migration and civil society development.

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  • Didier Reynders welcomes the announcement of Lebanon's new government

    16 Feb

    Like High Representative Catherine Ashton, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the announcement of Lebanon’s new inclusive government and congratulates new Prime Minister Tamam Salam and all others who have worked relentlessly to achieve this.

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  • Didier Reynders expresses his condolences after plane crash in Algeria

    11 Feb

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders was saddened to learn of the plane crash in Algeria that likely resulted in 103 fatalities. The Minister expresses his condolences to the families and friends of the victims. He assures the Algerian Government and people of the full solidarity of Belgium.

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  • Didier Reynders expresses satisfaction with the resumption of Cyprus reunification talks

    11 Feb

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders expresses his satisfaction at the adoption on 11 February by the Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot leaders of a joint declaration that paves the way for the resumption of intercommunal talks on the future of the divided island. This joint declaration provides the basis and the framework of these negotiations. Didier Reynders wishes to acknowledge the commitment of the two sides, as well as the efforts of the United Nations.

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  • Didier Reynders pleased with positive conclusion for compatriot in Uganda

    11 Feb

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased that the Ugandan police have rescinded the charges against Steven Dhont, who was arrested and detained in Uganda because of his sexual orientation.

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  • Didier Reynders meets his Senegalese counterpart together with a large economic delegation

    10 Feb

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders on Friday 7 February welcomed his Senegalese counterpart, Minister Mankeur Ndiaye, accompanied by a large delegation from the economic sector of Senegal.

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