September 5th, 2022
Diplomatic Contact Days from 5 to 9 September 2022
From 5 to 9 September, Belgium's Ambassadors, Consuls-General and Permanent Representatives to international institutions will meet in Brussels for the Diplomatic Contact Days at the Egmont Palace.Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Diplomatic Contact Days could not be organised (except in virtual form) for the last two years. This year also, precautions will be maintained, taking into account the strict COVID rules still in force in several countries abroad.
May 12th, 2022
Minister Kitir launches bilateral cooperation programme with Palestine
Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, launched the new bilateral cooperation programme together with Palestinian Prime Minister Shtayyeh on Thursday 12 May.
May 8th, 2022
Minister Kitir on a working visit to Palestine from 9 to 13 May
Meryame Kitir, Minister of Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, is going on a working visit to Palestine from 9 to 13 May. Her focus is to draw attention to the need for quality protection for Palestinians living under occupation and to bring a perspective on a more promising future for Palestinian youth and women.
February 9th, 2022
Minister Kitir and WHO General Director Dr. Tedros visit tech hub for vaccines in South Africa
Minister for Development Cooperation and Major Cities Policy, Meryame Kitir, will pay a working visit to Cape Town, South Africa, from 10 to 13 February. The visit will focus on local production of vaccines and the Minister will be accompanied by Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Belgian virologist Marc van Ranst. Minister Kitir emphasises the importance of international solidarity and science. After all, exchanging knowledge and science…
December 10th, 2021
International Human Rights Day: Belgium commits to reducing inequality and advancing human rights
On the occasion of International Human Rights Day, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and Minister for Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir reiterate Belgium's commitment to the protection and promotion of all human rights for everyone. The principles of equality and non-discrimination are at the heart of human rights. Both Ministers therefore support the view of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michelle Bachelet: "This means that we accept…