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  • Didier Reynders recalls the parties' obligations to respect international law in Gaza

    31 Jul Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is extremely concerned about the escalating violence in the Gaza conflict which generates an increasing number of victims, mostly civilians. The images and reports of operations in progress are shocking and leave no one indifferent, especially when women and children are the victims.

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  • Didier Reynders meets the Support Committee for Eastern Christians

    31 Jul Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met on July 30 a delegation of representatives of the Support Committee for Eastern Christians. This Committee was established on 28 July in response to the deteriorating situation of Christians in the region. It brings together members of different Christian communities of the East present in our country: Armenians, Chaldeans, Copts, Melkites, Maronites and Syriac.

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  • 1914-1918: Belgium remembers

    30 Jul Press release

    At the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the invasion of Belgium by Germany and the violation of its neutrality, a ceremony will be held August 4, 2014 in Liège.

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  • Didier Reynders welcomes Fouad Massoum's election as President of the Republic of Iraq

    26 Jul Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, just as EU High Representative Catherine Ashton, welcomes the election of Fouad Massoum as president of the Republic of Iraq. After the election of Salim Al-Juburi as Chairman of the Council of Representatives, this is an extra step in the formation of a new government.

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  • Innovations in banana cropping systems in Tanzania

    24 Jul News item

    Some 80% of the Tanzanian population depends on agriculture for a living. In the North-West, near Lake Victoria, banana is the most important staple crop. The majority of production however is through subsistence farming rather than commercial production. By introducing new banana varieties and providing training on technical management as well as marketing skills, the Banana cropping project aimed to improve the livelihoods of banana farmers in the region. Now, after four years, the first results are visible: banana bunches are twice as big and farmers are selling the surplus to other regions in Tanzania and even abroad.

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