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27 Mar
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo met with some humanitarian NGOs today. Besides the members of the consortium Famine 12-12, representatives of the Red Cross also took part in the meeting. They discussed the approach of the humanitarian crisis currently touching Yemen, Somalia, Nigeria and South Sudan, four countries threatened by famine. Minister De Croo promised to mobilize as soon as possible the first part of a humanitarian aid package which was promised in the context of the doubling of the donations given to Famine 12-12. Humanitarian organizations also urged Minister De Croo to sensitize UN Secretary-General Guterres to the safety of humanitarian workers and to humanitarian access to disaster areas.

25 Mar
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, in charge for humanitarian emergency aid, announced that the federal government will double the population's donations to the campaign “Famine 12-12”. Minister De Croo has also planned international demarches. He will look, together with the United Nations, into a way to better tackle the structural causes. “We cannot look away when children are dying of hunger”. 

25 Mar
Press release

This 25 March, Belgium celebrates the 25th anniversary of its relations with Kyrgyzstan. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes this celebration as the capping stone of a bilateral relation which has diversified over the years. He also salutes the friendship which binds our two peoples and sends his best wishes of concord and prosperity to the Kyrgyz population.

24 Mar
Press release

This 23 March, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has met the President of the Congolese National Episcopal Conference (CENCO) Mgr. Marcel Utembi and the Secretary-General, abbot Nshole. On 24 March, Minister Reynders met the Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Maman Sidikou.

24 Mar
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders met today with the vice-President and Foreign Minister of Panama Isabel de Saint Malo de Alvarado. The meeting took place within the framework of the political consultation mechanism that exists between Panama and Belgium. These consultations provide a structural basis for both countries to exchange views on bilateral relations and other issues of common interest, in addition to maintaining regular contacts via existing diplomatic channels.

23 Mar
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Secretary for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem welcome the direct flights that will reconnect Brussels and Atlanta as from 25 March. The flights will be organized by Delta Airlines. This means that there will be seven direct flights departing from Brussels to the US (New York-JFK, New York- Newark Liberty, Washington – Dulles, Chicago – O’Hare, Atlanta, Orlando – Sanford, and Miami), with a total of 50 connections per week. In the summer months, there are daily flights to Atlanta and five per week in the winter. This direct connection illustrates the strong economic ties between Belgium and Atlanta/Georgia, where many Belgian companies are located.

22 Mar
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked after the terrorist attack in London today that caused much human suffering. His thoughts are with the victims and the injured, as well as their families and friends. He also expresses his full support to the British government and population. Our country is in solidarity with the British people.

21 Mar
Press release

21 March is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. For Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders, this topic remains more relevant than ever.