Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation and Digital Agenda Alexander De Croo will be heading on a two day mission for Kenya, Africa’s “Silicon Savannah” . He will be accompanied by Startups.be and Close the Gap. Nairobi is one of the most important tech hubs in Africa with a thriving start up scene. Under De Croo’s tenure, Digital for Development (D4D) has taken a central place in Belgium’s Development Cooperation policy, leveraging digitalization for development.
Starting from today, direct flights will connect every Tuesday and Thursday Brussels with Shenzhen. Deputy prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders welcomes the opening by Hainan Airlines of this third new direct flight between Belgium and China.
In a conversation today with ICRC President Peter Maurer, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced the doubling of Belgium’s contribution to the International Committee of the Red Cross. Over the course of the next three years, Belgium will contribute a total of 25,5 million euros to the overall operations of the ICRC. Additional funds will be allocated for specific conflict areas.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the assassination attempt against the Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority Rami Hamdallah which occurred yesterday in Beit Hanoun, in the Gaza strip.
Today is the International Women’s Day. Despite improvements in many countries, there is still a long way to go in the defence of women’s rights. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders invited today a group of women professional athletes to take part in an event at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. Ingrid Berghmans, Kimberley Buys, Vanina Ickx, Aurélie Romanini, Sandrine Tas, Gella Vandecaveye and the Red Panthers - the female national hockey team - were among those able to join the event.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Minister of Defence Steven Vandeput received today at the Egmont Palace in Brussels Ahmet Üzümcü, Director-General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders at the 37th session of the Human Rights Council (Geneva, 28 February 2018).
Speech by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders.