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Sophie WILMES

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade,
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Report on the bilateral visit to Spain

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès made a bilateral visit to Spain on Wednesday 2 June.

NATO June Summit Preparatory Ministerial meeting: Conclusions

On Tuesday 1 June, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sophie Wilmès, participated in a video conference at the NATO Foreign Affairs Ministerial meeting, which sought to prepare the discussions of the Summit of Heads of State and Government on 14 June in Brussels, and in particular the actions that will be implemented within the framework of the NATO 2030 initiative to strengthen the alliance and prepare it for the security challenges of the future.

Informal Council of the European Foreign Affairs Ministers of 27 May: conclusions

This Thursday 27 May, at the invitation of the Portuguese Presidency, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sophie Wilmès, joined her European colleagues at the informal half-yearly Council (Gymnich) in Lisbon.

Meeting with Honduran Ministers H.E. Lisandro Rosales Banegas and H.E. Carlos Alberto Madero Erazo, and Deputy Minister H.E. Karen Alejandra Najarro Bonilla

This Wednesday 26 May, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sophie Wilmès, met three Honduran Ministers during their visit to Europe.

Plenary meeting on Thursday 20 May 2021: verbal questions

Answer of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs to the oral questions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict during the plenary sitting of Thursday, 20 May 2021.

Meeting with the President of Niger, H.E. Mohamed Bazoum

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès, Minister of Defence Ludivine Dedonder and Minister of Development Co-operation Meryame Kitir held a meeting today, Thursday 20 May, with the president of the Republic of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, who is currently visiting our country. The meeting was attended by Nigerian Minister for Foreign Affairs and Development Co-operation, Mr Hassoumi Massaoudou, and the Nigerian Finance minister, Mr Ahmat Jidoud.

Israel/Palestine conflict: Belgium is demanding an immediate cessation of the hostilities and a more proactive Europe with respect to resolving the conflict

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sophie Wilmès attended the extraordinary sitting of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) on 18 May which was organised as a result of the escalation in violence in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. This topic was discussed with High Representative Borrell last Saturday.

Declaration of fourteen European Member States on the protection of LGBTIQ persons in the European Union

On this International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia, we could not be gathered without strongly expressing our attachment to what is the bedrock of the European Union: our common fundamental values, enshrined in Article 2 of the Treaty on European Union.

Informal Council of the Ministers of European Affairs of 17 May: conclusions

Today, Monday 17 May, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès and her fellow ministers met at the invitation of the Portuguese presidency in Coimbra, Portugal, for an informal meeting of the Council of European Affairs.

The Egmont Palace illuminated in the rainbow colors for IDAHOT

In 2004, May 17th was declared International Day against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT). In honor of this day, the Egmont Palace in Brussels will be illuminated in the colors of the rainbow flag from Sunday, May 16 to Tuesday, May 18.

10th anniversary of The Istanbul Convention of the Council of Europe

On 11 May 2011 the Istanbul Convention was signed. Never before has a treaty been so ambitious on preventing & combating violence against women and domestic violence. Ten years later, the Benelux countries reaffirm their commitment to this cause.

Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union of 10 May: conclusions

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Sophie Wilmès, attended the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) in Brussels on Monday 10 May. The European ministers discussed in detail the situation in the Western Balkans and the state of transatlantic relations, before holding a videoconference meeting with the Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, John Kerry.

The Benelux countries met with the Baltic States in the margins of the European Foreign Affairs Council

On Monday 10 May, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Sophie Wilmès, organised a working meeting between the Ministers for Foreign Affairs of the Benelux countries and the Baltic States (Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania) in the context of Belgium's Presidency of Benelux, and in the margins of the Foreign Affairs Council (FAC), which was held that day.

Report on the mission of the Benelux Foreign Ministers to Ukraine

On Thursday 6 and Friday 7 May, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès visited Ukraine where she led a delegation from the Benelux countries, of which Belgium currently holds the Presidency. She was accompanied by the Ministers for Foreign Affairs, Mr Stef Blok (Netherlands) and Mr Jean Asselborn (Luxembourg).

Sophie Wilmès presents Belgium’s human rights policy

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès will represent Belgium today at the Universal Periodic Review of the Human Rights Council. She will speak on behalf of the Federal State and the federated entities. Belgium's human rights policy will be reviewed for the third time since 2011.

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