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  • Didier Reynders condemns attack in Cairo on Egypt’s public prosecutor Hisham Barakat

    30 Jun Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders expresses his condolences to the family and friends of public prosecutor Hisham Barakat, who was killed in a terrorist attack on 29 July in Cairo.

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  • Didier Reynders concerned about the elections in Burundi

    29 Jun Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is deeply concerned about the organization of parliamentary and local elections in Burundi, today 29th of June. The principles of inclusiveness, transparency and credibility are not respected.

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  • Terrorist attacks in France, Tunesia and Kuwait

    26 Jun Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the terrorist attacks, today, in France, Tunisia and Kuwait. He condemns these barbaric and cowardly acts that took the lives of tens of persons.

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  • Didier Reynders welcomes signature of peace agreement in Mali by the CMA

    24 Jun Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the signature of the Peace and Reconciliation Agreement in Mali by the Coordination of Movements of Azawad (CMA), during the ceremony organised in Bamako on 20 June, under the high protection of President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita. Didier Reynders acknowledges the courage and the determination of all parties in Mali to invest in the process of national reconciliation and refoundation of the Malian state. Without this process, no sustainable socio-economic development is possible.

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  • A great gift for Amaretch

    22 Jun News item

    Amaretch (29) is a single Ethiopian mother of two, who lives with her parents. To cultivate her 0.75 acres of land, she stands alone. In her region, Tigray, women may own land, but they are not allowed to plough it. It must be done by a man who is then entitled to receive half the harvest. Such practice is not exactly beneficial for food security in a region where 30 to 40% of the households are female headed. Tigray lost many men under the Derg regime and during the war with Eritrea. Fortunately Amaretch was able to rely on the programme of Caritas and ADCS.

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