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  • President Obama met with President Poroshenko of Ukraine in the Oval Office on September 18, 2014.

    President Obama meets Ukranian President

    I’m pleased that during this meeting we reaffirmed that commitment to Ukraine, and we are providing additional assistance, both economic and security assistance to Ukraine to make sure that not only are they able to weather this storm economically, but they’re also going to be able to continue to build up an effective security force to defend themselves from aggression.

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  • President Obama travelled to Tampa, Florida to speak to service men and women at MacDill Air Force Base about the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL

    U.S. Plan to Degrade & Destroy ISIL

    President Obama travelled to Tampa, Florida to speak to service men and women at MacDill Air Force Base about the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL, a terrorist organization that is killing innocent, unarmed civilians in both Iraq and Syria.

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  • President Barack Obama Addresses the 67th Session of the General Assembly at United Nations Headquarters - AP Photo

    Why the United Nations Matters More than Ever

    “UNGA is very much about collective action, and at a time in history when the world is facing unprecedented threats to global health, the very real dangers associated with climate change, and the dangers of foreign terrorist fighters, the world needs an effective mechanism to apply its collective will,” says U.S. official Dean Pittman.

  • President Barack Obama convenes briefing on the Ebola virus at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 16, 2014. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

    President Obama at CDC in Atlanta on Ebola Outbreak

    So this is an epidemic that is not just a threat to regional security -- it’s a potential threat to global security if these countries break down, if their economies break down, if people panic.

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  • Date: 09/16/2014 Description: Screenshot of Under Secretary Sherman delivering remarks at Georgetown University on September 16, 2014. © Georgetown University Screenshot Image.

    U.S. Policy in the Middle East

    "America’s policy in the Middle East begins with our understanding that the problems now plaguing the region have tangled roots. The internal divides, historic rivalries, and contemporary competitions feed off of one another."

  •  Victoria Nuland, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs

    State’s Nuland on Trans-Atlantic Trends in 2014

    First and most importantly, I would argue that the desire among our populations for strong, resolute transatlantic leadership has rarely been higher.

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.

  • 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.

Embassy Events

  • 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.  

  • 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! 

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