Belgium in the United Arab Emirates
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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to the United Arab Emirates and would like to register with the Embassy in Abu Dhabi? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through the United Arab Emirates 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 the United Arab Emirates current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.
On the occasion of the Belgian economic mission in the United Arab Emirates, involving more than 400 businesspeople and presided by HRH Princess Astrid, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders held a series of political consultations and visits, mainly related to the regional situation. Belgium and the United Arab Emirates are both engaged in the international coalition against the terrorist group ISIL.Read more
The Souss-Massa-Drâa region in southern Morocco faces many challenges. In addition to the threat of the advancing Sahara, the traditional Berber communities are also persistently poor. The Trade for Development Centre has been very active in the region for several years, with on the one hand financial assistance to the local NGO Ibn Al Baytar, and on the other hand marketing support in projects of the Belgian development agency.Read more
Belgium, currently Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, actively participated in the negotiations leading to the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs. Today, on the occasion of the opening for signature in Santiago de Compostella in Spain, our country is one of the first signatories of the Convention. The Convention shall enter into force three months after the date on which five signatories, including at least three member states of the Council of Europe, ratified the Convention.Read more
On the occasion of the Belgian economic mission in Qatar, involving more than 400 businesspeople and presided over by HRH Princess Astrid, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders held a series of political consultations and visits, mainly on the situation in Syria and Iraq. Belgium and Qatar are both engaged in the international coalition against the terrorist group ISIL.Read more
Racism and other forms of discrimination based on nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation or religion are still common in all societies of the world. Whether it is about violence in Belgium against Jews or violence against persons in Syria or Iraq who do not share the radical ideas of Daesh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders insists that we keep on defending our position of principle. In the current context, where extremism and terrorism are a threat to our societies, it is important to cherish and defend the democratic values and the human rights that the international community carefully built up over the years.Read more