As Minister of Foreign Affairs it is an honour as well as a pleasure to welcome you in Brussels on the occasion of the 12th World Congress of Honorary Consuls during which the 25th anniversary of the Belgian Consular Union will be celebrated.
The organization has prepared an exceptional program for all participants including an opening at the Belgian Senate, a visit at the Centre for Fine Arts Exhibition “New Horizons beyond Klimt, a reception at the City Hall and finally an exceptional gala dinner at the Egmont Palace.
I’m convinced that the participating consuls will not only appreciate the high level program, but also the given opportunity to discover Belgium, its capital, its potential in a variety of areas such as the economy, gastronomy, culture.
On this occasion I want to express my sincere gratitude to the BCU for organizing this event, but also to all participants for their daily and relentless commitment to the improvement of our bilateral relations in their different fields of action.Didier REYNDERS
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs