Embassy of Belgium in Thailand

Belgium in Thailand

 

 

 
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Are you a Belgian who has recently moved to Thailand and would like to register with the Embassy in Bangkok? Did you lose your passport while you were travelling through Thailand as a tourist? Do you need to request a visa in order to travel to Belgium? Then you’ve come to the right address.

This website will keep you up to date on consular matters that are specifically applicable to Belgians in Thailand, current events in Belgian foreign policy and other useful information or events.

Message of the Ambassador
 

Philippe Kridelka

 

 

 

 

Dear Fellow Belgians,

My predecessor ambassador Marc Michielsen has returned to Brussels to assume new responsibilities in the Foreign Ministry, and I arrived in Bangkok on 16th December as official representative of our country to Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar.

I am looking forward to being in contact with you in the coming months. I know already a part of this wonderful region of the world, as I served as ambassador to Singapore and to Brunei in 2002-2005. After that, I had several years of very interesting experiences with the UN system, first in Paris (ambassador to UNESCO, and then Chief of Staff of the Director General of UNESCO Ms. Irina Bokova), and then in New York as Director of UNESCO’s office to the UN. I was called back to Brussels, in July 2013, to take part in the team that assisted Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde in the first years of Their Reign.

All the interlocutors whom I met in Belgium before arriving in Bangkok, underlined the positive elements in their relationship with Thailand, be it in the economic, social or cultural fields, or from the civil society practitioners. And it was also the case from Belgian citizens I’ve met and who took the decision to spend a part of their life in this beautiful and friendly country.

The entire team of the Embassy joins me in wishing you a very successful and happy New Year 2017!

Philippe Kridelka
Ambassador of Belgium in Bangkok

News

04 Dec

A conference dedicated to the “Harmel Report” is taking place tomorrow at the Egmont Palace in Brussels. The Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs organizes the conference in collaboration with the Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont Institute) at the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the report which was adopted in 1967. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders will open the conference, followed by NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg and Minister of State Etienne Davignon, who was Pierre Harmel’s Head of Cabinet at the time.

01 Dec

The Ottawa Convention on the prohibition of anti-personnel mines celebrates its 20th anniversary. Its signing started indeed on the 3rd and 4th of December 1997 in Ottawa, Canada. Belgium was a pioneer in the fight against mines. Our country was the very first country worldwide to adopt a national legislation banning these weapons in 1995. The Brussels Declaration of June 1997 was a catalyst in the process of the adoption and signature of the Ottawa Convention.

28 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders had a working lunch at the Belgian residence in Abidjan with Leonard She Okitundu, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Democratic Republic of Congo, who since Monday is taking part in the preparatory meetings for the summit between the African Union (AU) and the European Union (EU) in Ivory Coast.

28 Nov

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo visits today, together with Prime Minister Charles Michel, a revalidation center in Bamako (Mali). This visit gives them a first-hand view on how the innovative humanitarian approach of our country works in the field. Handicap International presents in Bamako the development of 3D-printed limbs. The ICRC presents its plan to build a new physical revalidation center in Mali with the very first Humanitarian Impact Bond developed in partnership with Belgium.

24 Nov

The 13th ASEM Foreign Minister meeting took place on 20-21 November in the capital of Myanmar. This meeting allowed good discussions between European and Asian Countries on the crisis in Northern Rakhine.