Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the launching by North Korea, this 24th of august, of a ballistic missile from a submarine.
Under the leadership of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, Belgium has decided to allocate more than EUR 9 million in humanitarian aid to address the needs in the Lake Chad Basin.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders firmly condemns the terrorist attack which was aimed at a wedding party in Gaziantep and caused the death of tens of people and injured many others.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders has taken note of the announcement on 19 August of the liberation of political prisoners and the reopening of certain media in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). He considers this an important step in the right direction. He is in particular satisfied with the announced liberation of civil society militants such as Christopher Ngoyi, Fred Bauma, Yves Makwambala and Jean-Marie Kalonji.
Belgium has decided, under the impulse of Deputy Prime Ministers Alexander De Croo and Didier Reynders, to allocate 13.5 million euros of humanitarian aid in order to give vital support to vulnerable groups in Iraq, as well as to displaced persons and Syrian refugees.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders regrets the method used by the Flemish Centre for Adoption (Kind & Gezin), which reported this morning in a press release that the Belgian Embassy in Kampala (Uganda) refused an entry visa to nine parents, who wanted to leave with ten adopted children from Kampala to Belgium. He regrets especially that those nine parents are caught up in that situation.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the new launch by North Korea of ballistic missiles. The United Nations Security Council expressly prohibits North Korea from launching missiles using ballistic technology. These missile tests increase the regional tension.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is very worried about the worsening humanitarian situation in Aleppo. More than 300.000 people are under threat of being blocked from humanitarian aid, which could lead to catastrophic consequences for the civilian population.