Today and tomorrow, Minister of Development Cooperation Caroline Gennez, Minister of Defence Ludivine Dedonder and the Director of Sub-Saharan Africa of the FPS Foreign Affairs, Philippe Bronchain - representing Foreign Minister Hadja Lahbib who was ultimately retained in Brussels - are paying a working visit to Niger.
On Friday May 26th, a diplomatic conference gathering 70 States in Ljubljana (Slovenia) adopted an historic agreement for a new multilateral treaty on mutual legal assistance and extradition for the prosecution of the most serious international crimes before national jurisdictions.
After the severe floods, Italy made an international appeal for emergency assistance through the European Civil Protection Mechanism (UCPM), which coordinates the response to natural and man-made disasters at EU level.
From 21 to 25 May, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, representing His Majesty the King, is leading an economic mission to Senegal. The programme for Monday and Tuesday takes place in the capital, Dakar, where a series of B2B meetings and sectoral workshops, a visit to the Port of Dakar and meetings with the authorities are planned to explore new investment and business opportunities between Belgium and Senegal.
On this 7th of April, we celebrate World Health Day and the 75th anniversary of the World Health Organization (WHO). This is an excellent opportunity to review the public health advances that have contributed to improving the quality of life of people over the past seven decades. It will also be an opportunity to mobilize in order to meet present and future health challenges.