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Overview of the Philippines - Belgium Bilateral Relations
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The Republic of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Belgium established formal diplomatic relations on 4 July 1946.

Since then, bilateral relations between the two countries have been characterized by close cooperation towards the common aspirations of peace, freedom, democracy and the promotion of the well-being and prosperity of the people of the Philippines and the Kingdom of Belgium.

President Benigno S. Aquino III, in his visit to Belgium from 15-16 September 2014 highlighted the importance of Belgium's contributions to the strengthening of Philippine - Belgium Relations during his audience with His Majesty, King Philippe and with Belgian Federal Government Officials in the areas of trade and investment, humanitarian assistance, greater people-to-people contact and networking and in international relations where the Philippines and Belgium share and uphold common values towards the promotion of  democracy and the rule of law.

He conveyed the Philippines' deepest appreciation to the assistance provided by the Government of the Kingdom of Belgium in the aftermath of Typhoon Yolanda on 8 November 2013.  The Belgian Government sent a contingent of 40 doctors and nurses from the Belgium First Aid and Support Team (B-Fast), medical relief goods, a field hospital and mobile water treatment which arrived on 12 November 2013.  Total official Belgian assistance has reached €2.53 million while donations from private entities/NGOs have reached €10.5 million.

On 10 July 2013, Philippine Secretary of Foreign Affairs Albert F. Del Rosario and his Belgian counterpart, Foreign Minister Didier Reynders signed the Philippine - Belgium Joint Plan of Action (JPA). The JPA is an opportunity and a platform for the two countries to work and cooperate closely in addressing practical challenges and various concerns and boost overall aspects of bilateral relations.

In the area of trade, Belgium remains a significant trading partner of the Philippines with exports amounting to US$ 302 Million and imports amounting to US$ 288 million in 2012. Belgium ranked as the 20th market for Philippine exports in 2012.

In terms of foreign direct investments Belgium's investment reached P260.27 million in 2011, while investments in 2012 totalled P26.90 million.  Belgian investments as of 2012 are in the fields of manufacturing and public administration. Previous years included additional investments in the areas of accommodation and food service, financial and insurance activities and administration and support service activities.

People-to people contact has seen an increase in the past years, with some 6,583 Filipinos calling Belgium their home and place of work, while an increasing number of Belgians of various professions and business interests now reside in the Philippines.

The Philippine Ambassador to Belgium and Luxembourg and Head of the Philippine Mission to the European Union is Her Excellency Victoria S. Bataclan. H.E. Roland Van Remoortele is the Ambassador of Belgium to the Philippines.


 

 

Philippine Embassy in Brussels

 

297 Avenue Moliere, 1050 Brussels

E-mail: consular.brusselspe@gmail.com

E-mail: brusselspe@gmail.com

Trunkline: (+32) 02 340 33 77 to 78

Fax Number: (+32) 02 345 64 25

 

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Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 73
Consular matters: (+32) 02 340 33 74

 

Appointment_UrgentOperating Hours of the
Consular Section

  • Assessment and processing of applications for consular services is from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Mondays to Fridays (except Belgium & Philippine declared holidays)

 

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Duty Officer: (+32) 0488 609.177

Consulates

 

ANTWERP

Mr. PETER VAN BOGAERT
Consul General, a.h. (Antwerp, Belgium)
Telefax: +323 325 71 16
GSM +324 754 609 32
pb.vanbogaert@skynet.be

Mr. ANTONIO GUANSING
Consul a.h. (Antwerp, Belgium)
GSM +324 754 228 61
Fax: +323 325 71 16
guansing@telenet.be
guansing@skynet.be

LUXEMBOURG

Mr. ALAIN KINSCH
Consul General a.h. (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg)
+352.42.124.84.44
Fax No. 352.421.245.555
alain.kinsch@lu.ey.com


 

 

 

 

 

 

PH Trade & Investment Center

 

Zafrullah G. Masahud

Commercial Counsellor
Avenue Louise 207, Bte 5B, 1050
Brussels, Belgium View Map
Tel: +32 2 649.44.00 / 649.89.48
Fax: +32 2 649.89.40
E-mail: dtibrussels@skynet.be
Web: www.pticbrussels.weebly.com
Web: www.dti.gov.ph
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Agricultural Office

 

Pit Laquian

Agricultural Attaché
Tel:  +(32) 02 340 37 90 
Fax: +(32) 02 343 02 69
E-mail: agribxl@gmail.com
For more information on the Philippine agricultural sector, please visit the following website: www.da.gov.ph

 

 

 

YEARS OF COMMON VALUES AND SHARED INTERESTS

YEARS OF STRONG LINKAGES

YEARS OF ENDURING PARTNERSHIP

 

 

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For more details, please visit the Embassy's Consular Section, or contact us through telephone numbers 02.340.3377 to 78 or email us at voting.brusselspe@gmail.com

 

Announcements and Links

 


  • Situational reports on the effects of Typhoon Yolanda can be found at the website of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (www.ndrrmc.gov.ph)

 

 

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