Before welcoming President Tshisekedi on the occasion of his first official visit to Belgium, Deputy Prime minister and Minister of Foreign affairs Didier Reynders met with his Congolese counterpart Marie Tumba Nzeza at Melsbroek.
Large parts of South America have been affected by forest fires in the Amazon, including Bolivia. More than 4 million hectares of the Amazon forest already went up in flames. Over 2000 firefighters were deployed throughout the entire area. These are the most devastating fires of the past ten years and the difficult month of September, that traditionally has many fires, has only just begun. The Bolivian authorities therefore asked the international community for help. Our country offers relief supplies through a coordination mechanism of the European Commission.
On the initiative of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders a high-level seminar on opinion 1/17 of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) took place today at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The President of the Court, Koen Lenaerts, opened the event, which was attended by legal experts and representatives of civil society.