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  • January 27: International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

    27 Jan

    On January 27, the International Day in Memory of the victims of the Holocaust takes place. During the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belgium will pay particular attention to the commemoration of the victims of this atrocious genocide. In this camp, that stands as a symbol of the Holocaust, as well as in many other camps and on execution sites, the Nazis and their collaborators killed millions of people.

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  • January 27: International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust

    27 Jan

    On January 27, the International Day in Memory of the victims of the Holocaust takes place. During the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Belgium will pay particular attention to the commemoration of the victims of this atrocious genocide. In this camp, that stands as a symbol of the Holocaust, as well as in many other camps and on execution sites, the Nazis and their collaborators killed millions of people.

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  • Speech by Minister Reynders at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

    26 Jan

    Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders (as chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe) at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns murder of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa by ISIL

    26 Jan

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders is outraged by the abhorrent murder of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa by the terrorist and extremist organisation "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL). The Minister expresses his condolences to the relatives of the victim and to the Japanese authorities.

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  • 150 years of friendship between Belgium and Japan - Results of the logo competition

    26 Jan

    In 2016, Japan and Belgium will celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations and friendship. In the run-up to this year of friendship, a public competition was held to select the official anniversary logo. The jury evaluated 187 entries. The winning design is the work of Ms. Ayaka NOSHI, a 21 year-old student living in Osaka. The official logo of the anniversary will be used in communication regarding all the activities associated to the anniversary in the course of 2016.

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  • Didier Reynders welcomes the consensus on the electoral reform bill in the DRC

    25 Jan

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the spirit of conciliation and dialogue that prevailed between the different political actors after the recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He welcomes the consensus reached by the National Assembly and the Senate, who chose to preserve social peace by withdrawing from the electoral reform bill a clause under which a national census would have to be completed before the next presidential and parliamentary elections.

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  • Didier Reynders on the situation in eastern Ukraine

    25 Jan

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the murderous and destructive impact of the recent armed violence on the civilian population in eastern Ukraine. Never before in this conflict have the commitments made by the parties concerned been so removed from reality on the ground.

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  • Didier Reynders on the situation in eastern Ukraine

    25 Jan

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the murderous and destructive impact of the recent armed violence on the civilian population in eastern Ukraine. Never before in this conflict have the commitments made by the parties concerned been so removed from reality on the ground.

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  • Statement of the International Envoys to the Great Lakes Region on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    23 Jan

    The Team of International Envoys for the Great Lakes region express their deep concern about recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They further express their deepest condolences to the families of the victims. The Envoys call on the Government to exercise restraint, to maintain open political space and allow for peaceful expression of opinion. The Envoys condemn any use of force against peaceful, unarmed demonstrators and arbitrary arrests. The Envoys further note that all citizens, including demonstrators and their leaders, have a responsibility to pursue political objectives by non-violent means in conformity with relevant national laws.

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  • Didier Reynders welcomes the Action Plan between the Council of Europe and Ukraine 2015-2017

    22 Jan

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, in his capacity as Chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, welcomes the approval yesterday by the Committee of Ministers of the Action Plan elaborated between the Council of Europe and Ukraine for the period 2015-2017.

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