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  • Didier Reynders offers his condolences after train crash in Democratic Republic of Congo

    24 Apr Press release

    It is with great sadness that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders learned of the tragic train crash the day before yesterday in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The accident occurred on the Katongola Bridge, fifty kilometres from Kamina in the Katanga Province. The train derailed and dozens of people lost their lives. The train was travelling from Lubumbashi and was on its way to Mwene-Ditu in the province of East Kasai.

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  • Jane Goodall in Brussels on May 7

    22 Apr News item

    This year, the British primatologist Jane Goodall celebrates 80 years. For 60 years she has dedicated her work and life to protecting animals (especially chimpanzees) and their environment. The Jane Goodall Institute Belgium intends to honor the United Nations' messenger of peace at her next visit to Belgium. Come and celebrate her birthday on May 7 2014 at the Théâtre National in Brussels.

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  • Didier Reynders pleased with Ukraine agreement

    18 Apr Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased with the agreement that was reached yesterday in Geneva between the EU, Ukraine, the US and Russia.

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  • Didier Reynders expresses his condolences following South Korean ferry disaster

    17 Apr Press release

    It is with great sadness that Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders learned of the tragic shipwreck of the ferry Sewol off Byeongpoong island in South Korea. He offers his condolences to the parents of the many children as well as the families and friends of the victims. He hopes that there is a chance that more survivors can be saved.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns cowardly attack on Emmanuel de Mérode in DRC

    16 Apr Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders learned with dismay about the cowardly attack against Emmanuel de Mérode, Director of the Virunga National Park in the east of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). De Mérode was shot and wounded in the afternoon of 15 April while on the road between Goma and Rumangabo in eastern DRC.

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