Belgium in Nigeria
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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Nigeria and would like to register with the Embassy in Abuja? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Nigeria as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.
This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Nigeria, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.
The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is concerned about Nadia Savchenko, who started a hunger strike eleven weeks ago to protest against her detention in Russia. The health of Mrs. Savchenko is rapidly deteriorating. Just like any other person under the jurisdiction of a member state of the Council of Europe, Mrs. Savchenko should benefit from the guarantees offered by the relevant instruments of the Council of Europe, in particular the European Convention on Human Rights. Abduction, illegal transfer and illegal detention of persons are unacceptable.Read more
The Deputy Prime Ministers Didier Reynders and Alexander De Croo, respectively Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Development Cooperation, met with members of the government, the opposition and the civil society during their joint mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), from 21 to 25 February 2015, in Kinshasa and Goma (North Kivu).Read more
In the last quarter of 2014 BTC tried out a new means for collecting data in the Congo (Democratic Republic) by using, for the first time in this country, mobile technology for a survey among 700 households in 35 villages of the Eastern Kasai province.Read more
The European regional consultation of the United Nations experts panel on peace operations was held today at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders opened the discussions. José Ramos-Horta, Chairman of the Panel and former President of East Timor, gave an opening speech. Experts from European governments, the European Union and think tanks took part in the discussions.Read more
On 24 February, the B-Fast team returns from Guinea, but Belgium continues to support Guinea in the fight against Ebola. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo granted extra financing to keep the B-Life laboratory in Guinea, and to ensure that it continues to function. The European Commission (DG ECHO) also contributes to the funding. A team of 4 members of the CTMA (Center for Applied Molecular Technologies), three officers of the Belgian Civil Protection and two members of Defence will continue to support the work of the laboratory. This last mission is organized by the General Directorate Civil Protection (Ministry of Interior) at the request of the European Union and the Guinean authorities.Read more