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  • 15th Belgo-British Conference focusses on innovation and entrepreneurial universities

    21 Nov Press release

    The 15th edition of the Belgo-British Conference, an annual bilateral gathering between Belgium and the United Kingdom, takes place at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st November. The Conference brings together 80 representatives from the business and academic sectors, as well as journalists and political decision-makers of both countries. The Conference aims to enrich both countries’ mutual interests in areas as varied as politics, economy, culture, media and academia.

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  • Kings day 2014

    20 Nov

    Kings Day 2014

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  • The Foreign Ministry announces closure of Belgian Embassy in Kabul and Consulate in Toronto

    20 Nov Press release

    The Foreign Ministry announces the closure of the Belgian Embassy in Kabul and of the Consulate in Toronto. Afghanistan will be added to the jurisdiction of the Belgian Embassy in Islamabad (Pakistan). The competences of the consulate in Toronto (Canada) will be transferred to the Consulate General of Belgium in Montreal.

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  • Rights of the child: Belgium goes ahead!

    20 Nov Press release

    This November 20, 2014, the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Ministers coordinating children’s’ rights of the French and Flemish communities, Rudy Demotte and Sven Gatz, as well as the Deputy Prime Minister and federal Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, and federal Minister of Justice, Koen Geens, recall the commitment in Belgium to promote "the rights and interests of the child".

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  • Didier Reynders about the murder of Abdul-Rahman Kassig in Syria

    16 Nov Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is outraged by the disgusting murder of American hostage Abdul-Rahman Kassig by the terrorist and extremist organisation "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant "(ISIL). The Minister extends his condolences to the family and friends of this aid worker.

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