Today marks the eighth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, resulting in the tragic deaths of 298 passengers and crew members. Our thoughts remain with those who perished on board, their families and loved ones.
On October 22 2021, Israel designated six Palestinian civil society organisations as terrorist organisations. Accusations of terrorism or links to terrorist groups must always be treated with the utmost seriousness.
On July 1, 2002, the International Criminal Court (ICC) began its activities in The Hague following the entry into force of the Rome Statute. Twenty years later, 123 States have ratified the Statute and the Court has demonstrated its raison d'être.
On June 22, 2022, Belgium concludes its presidency of the Arolsen Archive-International Centre on Nazi Persecution at the plenary session of the organization. The Foreign Affairs Ministry has held the Presidency of this archive for the past year.
From June 9 to 10, the Belgian Economic Mission to the USA, led by HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium, representing the His Majesty the King, will be in Boston, Massachusetts for contacts with businesses and public officials in order to explore opportunities to strengthen the strong and cordial partnerships between Belgium and the United States.