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  • President Barack Obama delivers a statement on Cuba and the release of American Alan Gross, in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Dec. 17, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

    Setting a New Course on Cuba

    “America chooses to cut loose the shackles of the past so as to reach for a better future — for the Cuban people, for the American people, for our entire hemisphere, and for the world,” President Obama says on the new policy changes regarding Cuba.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses reporters at the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom, on December 16, 2014. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Secretary Kerry in London

    Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the tragic events that took place in Australia and Pakistan at the start of his press briefing in London.

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  • US Ambassador to Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer introduces the Bastogne 70 commemorations in a video

    Ambassador Bauer introduces the Bastogne 70 commemorations.

    Video of U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer introducing the Bastogne 70 commemorations.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry addresses the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Lima, Peru, on December 11, 2014, before meeting with Peruvian President Ollanta Humala. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Secretary Kerry at COP20

    "Wherever we live, whatever our calling, whatever our personal background might be, this issue affects every human on the planet, and if any challenge requires global cooperation and effective diplomacy, this is it."

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry presides over a meeting of more than 60 anti-ISIL coalition parties held on December 3, 2014, at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. [State Department photo /Public Domain]

    Counter-ISIL Meeting in Brussels

    In opposing these terrorists, our diversity is, in fact, a source of remarkable strength because it gives us the credibility and the breadth of reach to move against Daesh not only in Iraq and Syria, but to counter any support that might exist for it around the world.

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More News from the Embassy

  • New ESTA Data Required for Visa Waiver Travelers

    Effective Nov. 3 2014, those seeking to travel to the U.S. from countries in our Visa Waiver Program (VWP) will be required to provide additional data fields of information in the travel application submitted via the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA). The new information sought includes additional passport data, contact information, and other potential names or aliases. Read more.

  • Fees for Consular Services to Change on September 12, 2014

    The fees for most categories of immigrant visas will change, while fees for nonimmigrant visas largely remain the same. The fee for processing an application for Renunciation of U.S. Citizenship is increasing to reflect the true cost of providing this service.

  • Secretary Kerry on Belgium’s National Day

    On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, Secretary Kerry congratulates the people of Belgium on their national day and King Philippe on the first anniversary of his reign on July 21.

Embassy Events

  • Veterans Day Ceremonies in Ieper
    Veterans Day Ceremonies in Ieper

    On November 11, 2014, U.S. Ambassador Denise Bauer attended the Last Post Ceremony under the Menin Gate in Ypres. Ambassador Bauer laid down a wreath to honor the fallen soldiers and to commemorate the 96th anniversary of Armistice Day.  

  • Ambassador Bauer attended the official opening of the “Peace Bridge” in Antwerp & crossed the River Scheldt on foot, following in the footsteps of the Belgian refugees who fled a burning city in search of a safe haven during WWI.
    The Peace Bridge

    Ambassador Bauer attended the official opening of the “Peace Bridge” in Antwerp & crossed the River Scheldt on foot, following in the footsteps of the Belgian refugees who fled a burning city in search of a safe haven during WWI.  

  • Ambassador Denise Bauer was honored to welcome Mrs. Augusta Chiwy at the "Forgotten Angel of Bastogne" screening in her residence on September 22, 2014.
    Welcoming The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne

    Ambassador Denise Bauer was honored to welcome Mrs. Augusta Chiwy at the "Forgotten Angel of Bastogne" screening in her residence on September 22, 2014.  

  • Flanders Field Grave Adoption Ceremony
    Flanders Field Grave Adoption Ceremony

    This is a very special ceremony in a special year. While we will come together for other ceremonies here for years to come, this is the first and only large certificate ceremony for grave adopters.  

  • Ambassador Bauer in Cendron
    Ambassador Bauer in Cendron

    On Sep 2nd, Ambassador Bauer attended a ceremony in Cendron to commemorate the first American Soldiers who died on Belgian soil during the liberation of Belgium in WWII.  

  •  On Friday, August 8th Ambassador Denise Bauer visited the town of Dinant in the Ardenne where she was warmly welcomed by Mayor Richard Fournaux and the entire city council.
    Ambassador Visit to Dinant

    On Friday, August 8th Ambassador Denise Bauer visited the town of Dinant in the Ardenne where she was warmly welcomed by Mayor Richard Fournaux and the entire city council. 

  • Ambassador Bauer visited the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery with the Secretary of the Army John McHugh on Monday, August 4 2014.
    Ambassador & Secretary of the Army at Henri-Chapelle

    Ambassador Bauer visited the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery with the Secretary of the Army John McHugh on Monday, August 4 2014.  

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