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.

Press releases

  • Didier Reynders condemns murder of Japanese citizen Haruna Yukawa by ISIL

    26 Jan Press release

    The Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders is outraged by the abhorrent murder of Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa by the terrorist and extremist organisation "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL). The Minister expresses his condolences to the relatives of the victim and to the Japanese authorities.

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  • 150 years of friendship between Belgium and Japan - Results of the logo competition

    26 Jan Press release

    In 2016, Japan and Belgium will celebrate 150 years of diplomatic relations and friendship. In the run-up to this year of friendship, a public competition was held to select the official anniversary logo. The jury evaluated 187 entries. The winning design is the work of Ms. Ayaka YASHI, a 21 year-old student living in Osaka. The official logo of the anniversary will be used in communication regarding all the activities associated to the anniversary in the course of 2016.

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  • Didier Reynders welcomes the consensus on the electoral reform bill in the DRC

    25 Jan Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the spirit of conciliation and dialogue that prevailed between the different political actors after the recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He welcomes the consensus reached by the National Assembly and the Senate, who chose to preserve social peace by withdrawing from the electoral reform bill a clause under which a national census would have to be completed before the next presidential and parliamentary elections.

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  • Didier Reynders on the situation in eastern Ukraine

    25 Jan Press release

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the murderous and destructive impact of the recent armed violence on the civilian population in eastern Ukraine. Never before in this conflict have the commitments made by the parties concerned been so removed from reality on the ground.

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  • Statement of the International Envoys to the Great Lakes Region on the Situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

    23 Jan Statement

    The Team of International Envoys for the Great Lakes region express their deep concern about recent violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). They further express their deepest condolences to the families of the victims. The Envoys call on the Government to exercise restraint, to maintain open political space and allow for peaceful expression of opinion. The Envoys condemn any use of force against peaceful, unarmed demonstrators and arbitrary arrests. The Envoys further note that all citizens, including demonstrators and their leaders, have a responsibility to pursue political objectives by non-violent means in conformity with relevant national laws.

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