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27 Feb
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulates the Egmont Institute for its 24th place on the University of Pennsylvania ranking of the best think tanks in Europe. This Belgian research institute conducts interdisciplinary research works, particularly in the field of international relations.
 

27 Feb
Press release

Belgium has acceded to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI). This is a global alliance which intends to step up the fight against fatal infectious diseases in the coming years. The Belgian Peter Piot, director of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, is one of the driving forces behind the initiative. This year, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo will set aside €500,000 for the new fund.

23 Feb
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the entry into force of the Trade Facilitation Agreement of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The implementation of this agreement will simplify and accelerate customs procedures worldwide.

22 Feb
Press release

Today travellersonline.diplomatie.be was redesigned, with a new logo, a new graphic style and new features. Travellers Online is the website where Belgians can easily and free of charge notify Foreign Affairs about their travel departure. 

21 Feb
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders today met with his new Ethiopian colleague Workeneh Gebeyehu. The ministers discussed the bilateral relations between the two countries, that are particularly intense in the fields of commerce, tourism, university and multilateral cooperation. After the recent incidents in Ethiopia, the importance of peace and political dialogue was reiterated, in particular with a view to ensuring the stability of investments.

21 Feb
Press release

The Belgian Development Agency and the University of Antwerp concluded a cooperation agreement to embed human rights even better in the Belgian development projects. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo is very satisfied with this cooperation. "A sustainable inclusive economic growth is not possible without respect for human rights."

20 Feb
Press release

The King approved the assignment of 24 Heads of Diplomatic Missions, as proposed by Foreign Minister Didier Reynders. The assignments for the bilateral missions will be effective only after the host countries have given their approval ('agrément'). The new Heads of Mission will take office during the Summer period.

20 Feb
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders today met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Oriental Republic of Uruguay, Rodolfo Nin Novoa.