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13 Apr
Press release

Belgium will raise its budget for humanitarian aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to 25 million euros this year. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation has announced this in Geneva, where a humanitarian donor conference for the DRC is taking place. The humanitarian crisis in the DRC has worsened considerably during the last 2 years.

13 Apr
Statement

DRC Pledging Conference, April 13th 2018, Geneva. Statement from Belgium, Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister.

25 Jan
Press release

The Belgian government takes note of the announcement by the Congolese authorities of measures concerning the Belgian development agency Enabel as well as the Schengen house in Kinshasa.

10 Jan
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo presented the Belgian policy regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to the Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Commission, in a session behind closed doors.

04 Jan
Press release

Last Sunday, a large number of Congolese citizens suffered a brutal crackdown in Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Goma... while they only wished to gather peacefully and pray.

11 Dec
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Didier Reynders and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo express their satisfaction with the conclusions adopted today by the Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union regarding the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

28 Nov
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders had a working lunch at the Belgian residence in Abidjan with Leonard She Okitundu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who since Monday is taking part in the preparatory meetings for the summit between the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) in Ivory Coast.

25 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo received today representatives of the National Episcopal Conference of Congo (CENCO), among whom Mgr. Marcel Utembi, Archbishop of Kisangani and President of the CENCO.

20 Sep
Press release

At the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo, our country allocates an additional 6 million euros to the alarming humanitarian situation in the DRC. The Minister makes this announcement today in New York, at the occasion of a meeting with the UN Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region Said Djinnit and with UN humanitarian coordinator Mark Lowcock. Minister De Croo also asks the international community to make more humanitarian resources available to the DRC. 

17 Sep
Press release

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked by the violent clashes between security forces and Burundese refugees which took place this 15 September in South Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. According to MONUSCO, these have caused the death of 36 Burundese refugees and of one Congolese officer. The Minister presents his most sincere condolences to the families of the victims.