Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Belgium
Address: Rue des Petits Carmes 15, 1000 Brussels, Belgium
Tel.: +32 2 501 81 11
Minister of Foreign Affairs
Minister Reynders served as Minister of Finance from 1999 to 2011. In 2002, he chaired the G-10 which is the meeting of the main creditor states (Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Great-Britain, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United States). He became Deputy Prime Minister in 2004. He was the chairman of the Mouvement Réformateur from 2004 to 2011.
Reynders led the MR to a victory in the 2007 election, with the MR becoming the largest Francophone party of Belgium. The Belgian King appointed Reynders as informateur, to start off the informal coalition talks for a new federal government.
A stalemate followed the 2010 general election in Belgium. The King appointed a succession of people to negotiate a coalition from June 2010 onwards, but none succeeded in the task of forming a new government during the following seven months. Reynders was appointed informateur by the King on 2 February 2011. He reported on 16 February 2011, and his brief was extended through 1 March 2011.
Reynders has been the Minister of Foreign Affairs and European Affairs, in charge of Beliris and of the federal cultural institutions since 11 October 2014, and now he is the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs (December 2011-October 2014).
As a public body, the Service Public Fédéral works to bring added value to the Belgian and international society and therefore intends to position itself on three main axes: customer-oriented organization; modern, efficient and effective organization; employer-attractive, dynamic and innovative.
- The defense of democracy, human dignity, are human rights and gender equality;
- The contribution to peace and security in the world by strengthening the multilateral system and the international legal order
- The contribution to the fight against poverty and social solidarity at the international level, including through cooperation on sustainable development and targeted;
- The defense of political, economic and legal interests in the country;
- Assistance to Belgians abroad and their protection and assistance to personalize diplomatic / international in Brussels / Belgium;
- The preparation, coordination and monitoring of European policy of Belgium in all its facets.