November 9th, 2016
Congratulations to Donald Trump, President of the United States
“These elections were remarkable and the American people have spoken out. I wish you success in carrying out the responsibilities of this high office. I express the wish that you will be a president who unites who is open to a respectful dialogue. I hope that Belgium and the United States will continue to defend our common values of freedom and tolerance.”
October 19th, 2016
Meeting with the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, H.E. Sir Ranil Wickremesinghe
October 16th, 2016
Government policy statement
"We want a better future. With more security and greater prosperity. We have worked very hard for the past two years to modernise our country and to better prepare it for the challenges facing us today."
October 6th, 2016
Charles Michel and Didier Reynders congratulate Antonio Guterres for his selection as the new Secretary-General of the United Nations
Prime Minister Charles Michel and Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders congratulate Antonio Guterres, whom the Security council just recommended to the General Assembly as the new Secretary-General of the Organisation. This is one of the heaviest mandates in terms of responsibility on the international stage. More than ever, our world needs the United Nations as a guarantor of global, effective and fair responses.
October 3rd, 2016
Benelux Summit: joint communiqué
Prime ministers Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg, Mark Rutte, the Netherlands and Charles Michel, Belgium, met today in Schengen for the annual Summit of the Benelux leaders.The Benelux Prime ministers discussed the state of the European Union in the aftermath of the Bratislava Summit and had an exchange of views on the next steps to take.