Embassy and Consulates of Belgium in Ireland

Belgium in Ireland - An Bheilg in Éireann

Belgium in Ireland - An Bheilg in Éireann

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Dublin

 

Dear Belgian and Irish friends,
 

I recently took up my role as new Ambassador of Belgium to Ireland. My family and I are feeling very privileged to be here in Ireland, a longstanding and like-minded partner of Belgium.

It’s an honour to represent my country and promote its multiple qualities while strengthening the close ties with Ireland at the level of government as well as with the people. Just like Ireland, Belgium is deeply attached to democratic values, has a dynamic and outward-looking economy and is proud of its vibrant and intellectual landscape.

Belgian- Irish cooperation is dynamic, intense and creative. Within the European Union and the United Nations we are close partners working hand in hand for multilateralism. The visit of Deputy Prime Minister Wilmès this October underscored once again the importance we attach to that unique cooperation.  

Economic and commercial relations between our countries are another element of key importance. Our excellent trade relations are still expanding as we are working together on a resilient post-Brexit and post-pandemic economy.

The Belgian-Irish relations go back as early as the 6th century. But our countries are not frozen in the past. They evolve and reinvent themselves in many areas: arts and culture, education, tourism, trade and diplomacy. I will strengthen and develop even further the very special relationship between our countries in all those fields.

My team and I are here to serve, advise and assist you. It is our duty to deliver high quality services to Belgians living in Ireland as well as to those who are visiting or staying on a temporary basis. I’m very pleased to be able to count on a talented and devoted team at the Embassy in order to provide such assistance.

With the help of my colleagues, I will do my utmost to accomplish, in the best possible way, this mission the next four years.

Ní neart go cur le chéile - Eendracht maakt macht - L’Union fait la force - Einigkeit macht stark

Take care and stay safe!

 

Karen Van Vlierberge
Ambassador

News

01 Aug

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Affairs and Foreign Trade Hadja Lahbib is going to New York from July 31 to August 2 for a working visit to the UN headquarters.

28 Jul

Belgium expresses its concern about the deterioration of the security situation in the Eastern DRC in recent days, condemns the violence and calls for its cessation.

18 Jul

Declaration by the Minister for Foreign Affairs on behalf of the Belgian Government urging Chinese authorities to take action against malicious cyber activities undertaken by Chinese actors.

15 Jul

Today marks the eighth anniversary of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, resulting in the tragic deaths of 298 passengers and crew members. Our thoughts remain with those who perished on board, their families and loved ones.

12 Jul

On October 22 2021, Israel designated six Palestinian civil society organisations as terrorist organisations. Accusations of terrorism or links to terrorist groups must always be treated with the utmost seriousness.