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  • German Volunteer Trains To Respond to Ebola in Liberia - AP Photo

    We Will Stop Ebola in West Africa

    USAID Rajiv Shah: In the heart of the Ebola epidemic, there is a clear sense of hope. I've just returned from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, where I met dozens of health workers, humanitarians and community leaders who are making a difference in this fight.

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird participate in a joint news conference at the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs in Ottawa, Canada, on October 28, 2014. The Secretary is in Ottawa to emphasize steadfast U.S. support for our Canadian partners, continued close cooperation in our shared approach to countering violent extremism, and our commitment to stand beside our Canadian neighbors and friends. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Secretary Kerry With Canadian Foreign Minister

    "Together on this side of the Atlantic and where necessary overseas, we will defeat the advocates and practitioners of terror, expose their hypocrisy, and we will win the battle of ideas."

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  • General John Allen, Special Presidential Envoy for the Global Coalition to Counter the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant Kuwait City, Kuwait October 27, 2014 - AP Image

    General Allen on Countering Da’esh/ISIL

    "Today’s conference provides an opportunity for us to discuss and coordinate efforts to counter the messaging of Da’esh [ISIL], and to synchronize our work combating violent extremism in the region and beyond."

  • Voting Booths at a Polling Station in Ukraine on October 26, 2014 - AP Photo

    Observing Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine

    U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt & the U.S Representative to OSCE) Ambassador Daniel Baer: We were privileged to observe Ukrainian democracy in action as the nation went to the polls for the second time this year, this time voting for a new Parliament.

  • Deputy Secretary Burns Delivers Remarks at the Launch of the Gender-Based Violence Emergency Response and Protection Initiative

    Ten Parting Thoughts for America's Diplomats

    Diplomacy is not quite the world's oldest profession, but it remains one of the most misunderstood. It's a predictable and recurring habit to question its relevance and dismiss its practitioners, especially at moments like this, when international affairs are rocked by powerful and tumultuous transitions.

  • 2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration

    2016 Diversity Visa Program Registration

    Do you dream of moving to the United States? The registration period for the 'Visa Lottery 2016' starts this October 1 and will last one month.

More News from the Embassy

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.  

  • 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.  

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