A vast Belgian economic mission presided over by HRH Princess Astrid, as representative of His Majesty King Philippe, will head for Texas from 3 to 11 December 2016.
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The Slovak and Belgian Deputy Prime Ministers, Peter Pellegrini and Alexander De Croo, have met yesterday in Brussels to discuss the role of digital solutions for international development and to exchange views on the domestic digital actions plans of both the Slovak and Belgian governments. They both emphasized the importance of a European digital single market to make Europe a digital world leader. Deputy Prime Ministers Pellegrini and De Croo met in the margins of a High Level Event on Digitalisation for Development they co-organized on behalf of the Slovak EU Presidency and the Government of Belgium.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders expresses his deep concern about the re-launch by the Israeli authorities of a project to build 500 new dwellings in occupied territory near the settlement of Ramat Shlomo, in East Jerusalem. These new constructions, which would be partly carried out on private lands owned by Palestinians, would further separate East Jerusalem from the West Bank, seriously jeopardizing the prospect of Jerusalem becoming the capital of the two states, the State of Israel and a future Palestinian State.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo today awarded the first “Digital for Development Prize”. The three winning projects target e-learning in the Palestinian Territories, the fight against counterfeit pharmaceuticals in Africa and solar energy in Cameroun.
European ministers of International Development today agreed that digital technologies should play an important role in the European development policy. Belgium is one of the driving forces of 'Digital for Development' on the European level. Member States also discussed the European consensus on Development for the first time today.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and his Dutch counterpart Bert Koenders today signed the Dutch-Belgian Treaty for the correction of the border in the Meuse river between the town of Visé (Belgium), and the municipalities of Eijsden-Margraten (Netherlands) and of Maastricht (Netherlands). The signing took place in the presence of the Dutch and Belgian monarchs.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulates the government and the people of Colombia on the occasion of the signing, today in Bogota, of the new peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the decision that the European Union will chair the Kimberley Process in 2018.