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  • Didier Reynders about the situation in Burundi

    04 Aug

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders expresses his deep concern about the escalation of violence in Burundi. On Sunday, Belgium immediately condemned the attack that claimed the life of General Adolphe Nshimirimana and had direct contact with the Burundian authorities to appeal for calm and restraint.

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  • Didier Reynders on settlements on the West Bank and in East Jerusalem

    30 Jul

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is concerned about the recent decisions of the Israeli authorities to expand settlements in the occupied West Bank, including East Jerusalem. As highlighted by the spokesperson of EU High Representative, these decisions raise questions about the commitment of the Israeli government to negotiate a peace agreement with the Palestinians based on the two-state solution. These decisions risk jeopardising further the chances of actually implementing such a peace agreement.

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  • Toilets to avoid snakes

    29 Jul

    With the support of the Belgian Development Cooperation the Women's Union of Ninh Thuan (a coastal province in Central/South Vietnam) concentrates on sanitary facilities. Thanks to micro-credits and the creation of a ‘health fund’, the lives of many families have improved. More than one thousand families appealed to fifteen teams that had studied their needs, supplied them with the necessary information and provided funds to build toilets.

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  • @yourservice | Expo of the Belgian Foreign Affairs

    28 Jul

    As every year, the Belgian Foreign Affairs organize an exhibition at the Egmont Palace in Brussels on the occasion of the National Day. @yourservice is the theme of this year!

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  • No impunity for perpetrators of MH17

    24 Jul

    Letter of Julie Bishop, Didier Reynders, Anifah Aman, Bert Koenders, Pavlo Klimkin - the Foreign Ministers of Australia, Belgium, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Ukraine.

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  • Ms Angèle takes the 'lead'

    23 Jul

    An investment by BIO, the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries in a Congolese credit bank and an expanded store for an entrepreneurial woman from Kinshasa have more in common than you might think.

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  • Didier Reynders condemns suicide attack in Suruç, Turkey, and expresses condolences

    21 Jul

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the suicide attack that hit the Turkish town of Suruç and has taken the lives of many people and injured many others. He expresses his condolences to the families and friends of the victims and his solidarity with the Turkish authorities and people. Belgium stands with Turkey in this tragic event, which shows the importance of our cooperation in the fight against extremism and terrorism.

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  • Didier Reynders regrets the organisation of presidential elections in Burundi today 21 July

    21 Jul

    Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders deeply regrets the organisation of presidential elections in Burundi, today 21 July. These elections do not meet the minimal requirements of inclusiveness and transparency. They are not credible and will not contribute to a solution for the crisis in the country.

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  • An MH17 Tribunal: Why it is Necessary and Timely

    20 Jul

    Joint media release by the countries undertaking the independent criminal investigation into the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17.

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  • Fight against impunity in support of the victims of atrocities

    17 Jul

    The fight against impunity is one of the priorities of the Belgian foreign policy. The Belgian FPS Foreign Affairs and especially the directorate Public international law, coordinate with the other departments concerned the actions of Belgium in support of the International Criminal Court and of the system controlling the fight against impunity established by the Rome Statute.

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