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  • Didier Reynders participates in launch of an “Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel”

    22 Dec Press release

    At the occasion of the publication of an “Atlas of the Sahara-Sahel”, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign affairs Didier Reynders participated on 19 December in a panel where he stressed the importance of the stabilisation of the Sahara-Sahel region and the involvement of international and regional partners in this process. Other speakers included Klaus Rudischhauser, Deputy Director General of DG Development and Cooperation of the European Commission, Hiroute Guebre Sellassie, UN Special Envoy for the Sahel and Michel Reveyrand de Menthon, Special Representative of the European Union for the Sahel.

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  • Didier Reynders restructures the network of Belgian diplomatic missions

    19 Dec Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders made a list of several Belgian diplomatic and consular missions abroad, mainly in Europe, intended for closure and reorganisation. This was announced to the relevant authorities.

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  • Didier Reynders pleased with developments in bilateral relations between the US and Cuba

    18 Dec Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is, like EU High Representative Federica Mogherini, pleased with the decision of the United States and Cuba to reestablish diplomatic relations. This could be the start of further improvement in the relations between the two countries.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns in the strongest terms the criminal attacks in Peshawar, Pakistan

    16 Dec Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns in the strongest terms the criminal attacks in Peshawar, Pakistan, whereby at least 140 people, most of them children, were murdered. These are acts of utmost cruelty that touch the core of a society and negate the most basic human rights.

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  • Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Sweden & UK establish a new international organisation on the issue of missing persons

    16 Dec Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is pleased to announce that Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom signed, on 15 December, a Framework Agreement that grants a new legal status to the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP), rendering it a treaty-based international Organisation, seated in The Hague. It addresses the issue of missing persons, as a result of armed conflict, human rights abuses, disasters, organised crime and other causes.

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