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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks as he and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov address reporters during a joint news conference following a bilateral meeting focused on Syria held August 26, 2016, at the President Wilson Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland. [State Department Photo/ Public Domain]

    Crisis in Syria

    Secretary Kerry (Aug. 26): "Today, I can say that we achieved clarity on the path forward. ... If the remaining details can be completed, we believe we will be able to address the two primary challenges to the cessation of hostilities."

  • In mtg w/@RT_Erdogan, @VP praised courage of Turkish people, restated US support for #Turkey

    Remarks by VP Biden and President Erdogan

    VP Biden: "And we understand, Mr. President, the sensitivities the Turkish people feel about international security. That’s why the U.S. is committed to doing everything we can to help bring justice for all those responsible for this coup attempt while adhering to the rule of law."

  • A woman tapes her mouth shut during a protest in Jakarta, Indonesia. AP Photo

    Time To Abolish Blasphemy Laws

    It is shocking to note that almost half of the world’s countries have laws and policies that criminalize blasphemy, apostasy, conversion, or so-called “defamation of religion.”

  • @VP Biden reaffirms US commitment to NATO & Art 5 at summit w/ Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia presidents

    U.S. – Baltic Summit

    Vice President Biden reaffirms US commitment to NATO & Art 5 at summit wit Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia presidents: "Article 5 means we are all prepared to step up. Not just the US & Baltics, but all of us. An attack on one is an attack on all."

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, watched by Sultan Muhammadu Sa’ad Abubakar and Governor of Sokoto Aminu Waziri Tambuwai, delivers a speech about countering violent extremism and promoting good governance following a meeting with the officials and religious leaders at the Sultan’s Palace in Sokoto, Nigeria, on August 23, 2016. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Countering violent extremism

    Secretary Kerry: "Make no mistake. We do not have to be prisoners of violent extremism... Through the Multinational Joint Task Force – with help from the United States, France, and the United Kingdom – Nigeria and its neighbors are steadily degrading Boko Haram’s capabilities."

  • Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer: “Today Belgium, the United States and the jazz world have lost a much-beloved star, the legendary jazz musician and composer Toots Thielemans.

    Toots Thielemans

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer: “Today Belgium, the United States and the jazz world have lost a much-beloved star, the legendary jazz musician and composer Toots Thielemans."

More News from the Embassy

  • Security Message for US Citizens

    U.S. citizens should be aware that Belgian authorities continue to investigate new and ongoing terrorist threats. Recent arrests and police raids have been widely reported in the media. The Belgian Coordinating Unit for Threat Analysis has maintained its terrorism threat rating at Level 3 (attack probable). U.S. citizens are advised to avoid large gatherings of people. Please check our U.S. Citizens page regularly. For the latest info about Brussels Airport, check this page. Read more.

  • Europe Travel Alert

    The State Department is alerting U.S. citizens to the risk of potential terrorist attacks throughout Europe, targeting major events, tourist sites, restaurants, commercial centers and transportation.

  • Worldwide Travel Alert for U.S. Citizens

    Updated March 3, 2016. The Department of State is updating the Worldwide Caution with information on the continuing threat of terrorist actions and violence against U.S. citizens and interests throughout the world.

Embassy Events

  • Visiting Firestone Walker Brewery
    Visiting Firestone Walker Brewery

    Ambassador Bauer visited the Firestone Walker Brewery in Paso Robles, CA where she met David Walker, co-founder of the brewery for a tour of the facility. Firestone Walker Brewery is one of the three craft breweries where Duvel, one of the oldest and well-known large Belgian breweries, has invested in the U.S.. ‪  

  • On Friday, June 3, U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer attended the Bastogne Memorial Day ceremony at the Mardasson Memorial monument to honor those who fought and died during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.
    Ambassador Bauer at the Mardasson Memorial

    Ambassador Bauer in Bastogne: « Nous n'oublierons jamais le sacrifice de tous ceux qui ont péri ici, soldats comme civils, Belges et Américains. » On Friday, June 3, the Ambassador attended the Bastogne Memorial Day ceremony held at the Mardasson to honor those who fought and died during the Battle of the Bulge in WWII. 

  • Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer honors our fallen heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom at the Ardennes American Cemetery on MemorialDay, May 28, 2016.
    Memorial Day in American Cemeteries in Belgium

    Ambassador Bauer: "They died liberating a country they had never been to, helping people they had never met. But they knew it was the right thing to do...They rest here, across Belgium and across Europe, reminding all of us of the price of freedom." 

  • U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer started our series of Memorial Day commemorations by honoring the Wereth11 on Saturday, May 21, 2016.
    Ambassador Denise Bauer honored the Wereth11

    "The Wereth 11 story goes to the very heart of the US-Belgian relationship & to our values as strong democracies. These 11 African-American soldiers, brutally killed by the SS during the Battle of the Bulge, represent the best of the US. The Langer family & people of Wereth represent the best of Belgium. 

  • Meet and Greet with Secretary Kerry in Brussels
    Meet and Greet with Secretary Kerry in Brussels

    U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer hosted a Meet and Greet with Secretary Kerry for the staff of the three U.S. Missions in Brussels. 

  • U.S. musicians in the Queen Elisabeth Competition
    U.S. musicians in the Queen Elisabeth Competition

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer invited U.S. competitors taking part in this year’s prestigious Queen Elisabeth Music Competition to the Residence on May 17, 2016. She congratulated Evan Wong, Larry Weng and Henry Kramer on their performance. 

  • Visit to West Flanders
    Visit to West Flanders

    This week Ambassador Bauer visited a number of locations in West Flanders with Gov. Carl Decaluwé, focusing on environment and culture issues. After the agricultural research center Inagro, she visited the bird rescue center and the museum Mu.Zee in Ostend, followed by the Ghent Flower show. 

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