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  • President Obama Delivers a Statement on Iraq, August 18, 2014 - AP Photo

    President Obama on in Iraq and Ferguson

    The long-term strategy against ISIL requires an inclusive Iraqi government that can unite all of Iraq’s communities against ISIL’s terrorism. The President outlined the “historic progress” Iraq has made toward this goal and the work that remains:

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  • Statement by the President on the Completion by the M/V Cape Ray of the Destruction of Syria’s Declared Chemical Weapons

    Obama on Destruction of Syria’s Declared Chemical Weapons

    President Obama marks “an important achievement in our ongoing effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction by eliminating Syria’s declared chemical weapons stockpile.”

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  •  Ambassador Bauer in Waregem during the grave adoption ceremony, August 16, 2014

    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.

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  • Secretary Kerry Speaks About U.S. Policy in Asia During Stop at East-West Center in Hawaii

    U.S. Vision for Asia-Pacific Engagement

    Promoting cooperation & empowering people from all walks of life – that’s how we will realize the promise of the Asia-Pacific. Rescuing planet’s climate requires a global solution. Nowhere is this more evident than in the Asia-Pacific.

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  • Map of West Africa showing Ebola outbreak and treatment sites (CDC)

    U.S. Offers More Aid for Response to Ebola in West Africa

    The United States is supporting the global community’s response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa with personnel and funds.

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  • Study in the USA

    Study in the USA

    Electronic Journal: U.S. colleges and universities differ widely in the academic programs and degrees they offer, as well as in campus life.

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More News from the Embassy

  • Alert: World Wide Passport and Visa Delays

    The U.S. Department of State is currently experiencing technical problems with its visa system, which are affecting global operations. This issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country or visa category. We recognize and deeply regret the inconvenience to travelers. We are doing everything possible to return passports with visas as soon as we are able to complete processing. We regret that we are currently unable to predict how long the delay will be. For further information, please click here.

  • 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.

  • 2014 Investment Climate Statement - Belgium

    Investment Climate Statements provide U.S. firms with country/region and economy-specific information and assessments prepared by the State Department’s posts abroad on investment laws, measures, and other factors that may be useful to them in making business decisions.

Embassy Events

  •  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.  

  • U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer met H.R.H. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde earlier this week in Liège to attend events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I. (Photo courtesy of the Belgian Ministry of Defense)
    WWI Centenary Commemorations in Liège

    U.S. Ambassador Denise Bauer met with King Philippe and Queen Mathilde earlier this week in Liège, when attending events commemorating the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I.  

  • Ambassador Visit to the West Coast
    Ambassador Visit to the West Coast

    On July 30, Ambassador Bauer visited Koksijde & Vleteren where she met with city officials. She also met with the horse fishermen of Oostduinkerke & visited Saint Sixtus Abbey, home of the world famous Westvleteren beer.  

  • Remarks at the Independence Day event By Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer - U.S. Embassy, Brussels, July 2, 2014.
    Ambassador Bauer at July 4th Reception

    I am delighted to welcome you to our Independence Day celebration. I’m also delighted to be back in Belgium – just in time for the World Cup. Congratulations to both teams for a terrific game last night. I’m looking forward to watching the Red Devils win again on Saturday! 

  • Ambassador Bauer Remarks to the Antwerp Chapter of AmCham Belgium
    Ambassador Bauer Remarks to the Antwerp Chapter of AmCham Belgium

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer Remarks to the Antwerp Chapter of AmCham Belgium at the Rockoxhuis Museum on Thursday, June 24, 2014.  

  • U.S. Ambassador Bauer Returns to Post
    U.S. Ambassador Bauer Returns to Post

    "During my time away, I maintained close contact with the Embassy leadership team as they worked to advance our common objectives with Belgium and twice welcomed President Obama here."  

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