Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and Secretary for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem welcome the direct flights that will reconnect Brussels and Atlanta as from 25 March. The flights will be organized by Delta Airlines. This means that there will be seven direct flights departing from Brussels to the US (New York-JFK, New York- Newark Liberty, Washington – Dulles, Chicago – O’Hare, Atlanta, Orlando – Sanford, and Miami), with a total of 50 connections per week. In the summer months, there are daily flights to Atlanta and five per week in the winter.
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders is shocked after the terrorist attack in London today that caused much human suffering. His thoughts are with the victims and the injured, as well as their families and friends. He also expresses his full support to the British government and population. Our country is in solidarity with the British people.
Belgium is deeply concerned with the disappearance of two members of the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and of four Congolese support staff, last weekend in Kasai Central province. Five days after they were reported missing, Belgium calls on the Congolese authorities to use all possible means, with the support of MONUSCO, to find these persons.
The Annual report on the events in 2016 of the FPS Foreign Affairs, Foreign trade and Development Cooperation gives an insight into the changes in Belgium, the world and our own department. According to Secretary-General Dirk Achten, the FPS quickly adapts whenever necessary but remains faithful to the principles and values that our country has been defending and promoting for decades.