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  • President Obama delivers remarks at the GLACIER Conference in Alaska. August 31, 2015.

    President Obama at the GLACIER Conference

    Obama: "Climate change is no longer some far-off problem. It is happening here and now. On this issue, of all issues, there is such a thing as being too late. And that moment is almost upon us."

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  • U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer was deeply honored and moved to attend the civil and military ceremony celebrating Lady Augusta Chiwy at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne on August 29, 2015.

    Lady Chiwy is both a hero and an inspiration

    “She brought comfort to those in pain, gave hope to those she met and symbolized the very best of the US-Belgian relationship.” U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer was deeply honored & moved to attend the civil & military ceremony celebrating Lady Augusta Chiwy at the Mardasson Memorial in Bastogne on August 29, 2015.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to deliver remarks at the welcoming reception for the Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement, and Resilience (GLACIER) Conference, at the Anchorage Museum in Anchorage, Alaska, on August 30, 2015. [State Department Photo / Public Domain]

    GLACIER Conference

    The State Department is hosting, GLACIER, an important conference in Anchorage, Alaska to focus the world's attention on the most urgent issues facing the Arctic today.

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  • Madame Augusta Chiwy with Ambassador Bauer at the Residence

    Remembering an Angel

    It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Madame Augusta Chiwy, a true Belgian hero, & the angel of so many fallen & injured American soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge. Our hearts go out to her family. Her compassion, strength & love of life have become an inspiration to generations of Belgians & Americans.

  • President Obama in New Orleans 10 years after Hurricane Katrina

    Obama: You inspire me. Your efforts inspire me.

    "Because of you, the people of New Orleans, working together, this city is moving in the right direction. And I have never been more confident that together we will get where we need to go.

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  • President Obama delivers remarks at the National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas, NV. August 24, 2015.

    Moving America toward a clean energy future

    President Obama: For decades, we’ve been told that it doesn’t make economic sense to switch to #renewable energy. Today, that’s no longer true. For the first time, we can actually see what our clean energy future looks like."

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    Secretary Kerry: "Not only is this a fight we must attempt – it is a fight we absolutely have to win." Country narrative on Belgium, click here. Translations in Dutch and French will be available soon.

  • On the Occasion of Belgium's National Day

    History has long linked our two nations. Our friendship endured through the cauldron of two worldwide conflicts and continues into the era of prosperity we enjoy today. We recognize in Belgium a steadfast friend and transatlantic partner, and celebrate the many cultural and trade links that enrich both our countries.

Embassy Events

  • U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer welcomed home and congratulated the fantastic Belgian athletes returning from the @LA2015 Special Olympics World Games.
    Welcoming the Belgian Special Olympics Athletes

    U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer welcomed home and congratulated the fantastic Belgian athletes returning from the @LA2015 Special Olympics World Games.  

  • U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer thanking Mathilde & Marcel Schmetz
    Visiting the Remember Museum in Clermont

    U.S. Ambassador Bauer thanked Mathilde & Marcel Schmetz, aka the M&M's, who work tirelessly to keep the memory of our "Greatest Generation" alive in their museum. The Ambassador was moved by the names of WWII Veterans personally signed on a vintage U.S. Army truck in the "Remember Museum" they created with such dedication. 

  • U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker met with Belgian Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem at the residence of U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium Denise Campbell Bauer.
    U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker in Brussels

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker met with Belgian Secretary of State for Foreign Trade Pieter De Crem at the residence of U.S. Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer & discussed how to further advance the already strong business & trade relationship between Belgium & the U.S..  

  • Ambassador Bauer Visit to Bastogne
    Ambassador Bauer Visit to Bastogne

    Ambassador Bauer visited the Mardasson Memorial & the Bastogne Barracks, headquarters of Gen. McAuliffe & the 101st Airborne Division during WWII. The Ambassador & Mayor Lutgen, unveiled a new monument, sculpted by Robert Remacle, dedicated to the U.S. Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge.  

  • Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer paid her respects to American fallen heroes interred in Belgium soil at commemorations at Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle and Flanders Field American Cemeteries. The Ambassador also participated in memorials at the isolated graves of other American soldiers buried throughout Belgium.
    Memorial Day in Belgium

    Ambassador Denise Campbell Bauer paid her respects to American fallen heroes interred in Belgium soil at commemorations at Ardennes, Henri-Chapelle and Flanders Field American Cemeteries. The Ambassador also participated in memorials at the isolated graves of other American soldiers buried throughout Belgium.  

  • Treaty of Ghent
    Treaty of Ghent

    The Treaty of Ghent signed on December 24, 1814 in the city of Ghent, was the peace treaty that ended the War of 1812 between the United States and Great Britain. Learn more about the treaty and its importance in this Embassy-produced video. 

  • Ambassador's Visit to the University of Louvain
    Ambassador's Visit to the University of Louvain

    Ambassador Denise Bauer visited the University of Louvain, the largest francophone university of Belgium on May 12, 2015. She met with Rector Vincent Blondel and other academics to hear about their programs and leading academic achievements.  

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