Following requests for bilateral aid, Belgium, through B-FAST, has decided to offer material support to the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Republic of Congo to help their population cope with the consequences of the recent flooding of the Congo River.
From February 24 to March 1, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of Foreign Trade will be in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to take part in the 13th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization.
Belgium is very concerned by the new upsurge in violence in North Kivu, in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This violence adds to an already very challenging situation for the civilian populations in the east of the country, as a result of abuses of numerous armed groups. “This violence must stop” declared Minister for Foreign Affairs. Belgium also condemns attacks against MONUSCO.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Hadja Lahbib, summoned the Israeli Ambassador to Belgium, H.E. Idit Rosenzweig-Abu, to the Foreign Affairs Cabinet. The meeting took place in the presence of the Minister of Development Cooperation, Caroline Gennez.
An information campaign was launched this week to highlight the added value of Belgian development cooperation and international cooperation with people in our partner countries, also for our own people.