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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sits with his counterparts from Germany, China, the European Union, France, the United Kingdom, and Russia on March 30, 2015, in Lausanne, Switzerland, before the P5+1 partner nations resume direct negotiations with Iranian officials, top and right, about the future of their country's nuclear program. [State Department Photo / Public Domain]

    Negotiations on Iran Nuclear's Program

    Background briefing: "We are focused on getting a political framework that addresses all of the major elements of a comprehensive deal done by the end of March."

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry delivers the opening remarks at the Global Chiefs of Mission Conference at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on March 25, 2015. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

    Global Chiefs of Mission Conference

    Now, we have made economics a centerpiece of our international agenda, focusing on innovation, and entrepreneurship, and the creation of jobs, and we favor a free and open global system of investment and trade.

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  • On March 24, 2015, President Obama held a joint press conference with President Ghani of Afghanistan.

    President Obama Meets with Afghan President

    Obama: "As part of the ongoing NATO mission, the U.S. will continue to train, advise & assist Afghan security forces"

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  • Secretary Kerry Remarks at the SelectUSA Investment Summit, March 24, 2015

    SelectUSA Investment Summit

    Kerry: Investment, innovation, and trade are not just the principal engines of a strong economy; they are the principal engines of a strong society."

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  • On March 23, 2015, President Obama spoke at the SelectUSA Investment Summit at the Gaylord National Convention Center in National Harbor, Maryland.

    "America is proudly open for business."

    So we’re seeing real results from SelectUSA, and we want to build on that momentum and get even more of you to invest. So today, we’re going to expand and improve our services. We’re launching a new partnership between state and federal economic development officials.

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  • Ambassador Bauer to lead a Belgian Business delegation at Select USA 2015 Investment Summit

    America Is Open For Business!

    On March 23-24, 2015, U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer will lead a Belgian delegation of businesses to the SelectUSA investment summit in Washington DC.

More News from the Embassy

  • Daylight Saving Time

    Remember that the U.S. switched to Daylight Saving Time on March 8. The time difference between DC and Brussels will be 5 hours until March 29, 2015.

  • Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Belgium elevated its national threat level

    As reported in the press, Belgian police conducted a raid and several searches of buildings in Verviers and the Brussels area the evening of January 15. The raid in Verviers resulted in the deaths of two suspected terrorists. Belgium has elevated its national 1-4 threat level from 2 (heightened caution) to 3 (probable attack). Given recent events, we urge all Americans to be aware of the increased threat level in Belgium and to take the precautions suggested in our standing worldwide guidance. More info on the U.S Citizens page

Embassy Events

  • Youth Empowerment and Positive Change
    Youth Empowerment and Positive Change

    Ambassador Bauer hosted a roundtable on the value of youth empowerment to bring about positive change with Mbadika CEO Netia McCray, Let’s Go Urban’s Sihame El Kaouakibi, Talented Youth Network’s Ihsane Haouach and moderated by ULB Prof. Dirk Jacobs. 

  • Ambassador Bauer invited Belgian political and civil society leaders to meet with Boston NGO "Empower Peace" and discuss youth empowerment initiatives.
    Empowering Women and Girls

    Ambassador Bauer invited Belgian political and civil society leaders to meet with Boston NGO "Empower Peace" and discuss youth empowerment initiatives that focus on giving a voice to young women. 

  • Remarks by Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer Management Committee – Federation of Belgian Enterprises Tuesday, January 13, 2015
    US-Belgian relations from the perspective of T-TIP

    Ambassador Bauer: I want to stress that, on standards, we do not seek the lowest common denominator. Instead, we want a race to the top, to the best standards. In fact, this is something President Obama highlighted when he was here in March. 

  • Ambassador Bauer visit to Bastogne to give a set of sheets to the Bastogne War Museum and the Bastogne Barracks, Jan. 27, 2015.
    The Sheets of Bastogne

    Ambassador Bauer: "I think that is perhaps one of the great lessons of Bastogne, how so many seemingly ordinary things and people rose to the occasion in most extraordinary ways."  

  • On Dec. 11, 2014, Ambassador Bauer was honored to welcome to the Residence a group of WWII Veterans who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.
    Hosting WWII Battle of the Bulge Veterans

    On Dec. 11, 2014, Ambassador Bauer was honored to welcome to the Residence a group of WWII Veterans who had fought in the Battle of the Bulge.  

  • Ambassador Bauer at Battle of the Bulge Commemorations in Malmedy
    Battle of the Bulge Commemorations in Malmedy

    Ambassador Bauer: "What this generation did has earned them the title as the “Greatest Generation” in the U.S. for how they helped win the war and secured peace and prosperity for so many people around the world." 

  • Ambassador Bauer remarks at the Seminary Jean in Bastogne.
    Ambassador Bauer's Remarks in Bastogne

    "Bastogne is a city that is dear to my heart and to the hearts of thousands of Belgians and Americans. We are here to remember and honor all those we lost during that battle." 

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