Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade,
and the Federal Cultural Institutions


Interview BBC World News on the violent protests on Capitol Hill

Democracy is fragile and never acquired. What happened at the Capitol in Washington demonstrated that. Belgium considers respect for democratic institutions & values essential in all relations, including those with the US, who is and will always be one of our closest allies. You can find the interview on BBC World News here.

International Human Rights Day: Belgium continues to advocate for the universality of human rights

Today is the International Human Rights Day. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and Minister of Development Cooperation Meryame Kitir underline that Belgium remains committed to the protection and promotion of all human rights for all.

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World Day against the #DeathPenalty

On the occasion of the World Day against the #DeathPenalty, I underline Belgium's commitment to the universal abolition of the death penalty.

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Congratulations to World Food Programme on winning the Nobel Peace Prize!

You ensure millions of the world’s most vulnerable men, women and children don’t starve to death. Belgium is proud to support your relentless efforts for world food security.

German Unity Day

The fall of the Berlin Wall and the German Reunification paved the way for the historic unification of Europe through peaceful means. On their national day, Belgium wishes its neighbours 'einen wunderschönen Tag der Deutschen Einheit!’



Beijing+25: Accelerating the realization of gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls

Leaders’ Pledge for Nature : United to Reverse Biodiversity Loss by 2030 for Sustainable Development

A global response to our planetary emergency – protecting our safety net

Speech to the 75th United Nations General Assembly

Confidence – responsibility - commitment


Response to parliamentary questions on the National Security Council meeting held on 23 September 2020 and on Brexit

This afternoon in the Parliament, I answered a series of oral questions concerning yesterday's National Security Council, 23 September, and the European negotiations on Brexit.


Launch of the Risk Management Strategy: Accountability of Citizens

The National Security Council, expanded to include the Minister-Presidents, met to discuss the work carried out by Celeval, which was asked to develop a longer-term approach to health risk management.

Speech on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations

After 75 years, the United Nations remains the place par excellence where countries can listen to each other, engage in dialogue, negotiate and build consensus. #UN75


Managing the health situation, start of the school year for all and outlook

The National Security Council extended to include the Minister-Presidents met on Thursday 20 August to take stock of the epidemiological situation and to determine the measures that should be extended and those that could be relaxed.


Additional measures to strengthen the double strategy to fight the Corona virus’ resurgence

The National Security Council, extended to include the ministers-president, met today in view of the evolution of the epidemiological situation, which is permanently monitored.

Requirement to wear masks is extended, tighter controls and local lockdowns

A combined national and local approach to curb the coronavirus epidemic.

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