|Overview of the Philippines - Belgium Bilateral Relations|
Diplomatic relations between the Philippines and Belgium were established on 04 July 1946. Our relations with Belgium have been characterized by harmony and close cooperation nurtured by a shared commitment to the ideals of democracy and respect for human rights. The Philippines established the Philippine Embassy to Belgium and Luxembourg and the Mission to the European Communities in Brussels in 1964. The Belgian government decided to open a legation in Manila in 1949, with its first Chargé d'Affaires, Mr. Guillaume presenting his credentials on 25 September 1952.