Embassy of Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Belgium in Côte d'Ivoire

Welcome to our website

Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Belgium in Côte d’Ivoire which also has jurisdiction in Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone.

Belgian citizens who have recently moved to Côte d’Ivoire and wish to register in country can do so at the Embassy in Abidjan where all Consular Services are available, from the issuance of passports to Belgians to the issuance of visas  to foreigners wishing to travel to Belgium.

If you are located in Ghana, Liberia or in Sierra Leone, the three other countries of our jurisdiction, you can also seek Consular assistance by contacting our Honorary Consulates which are located in the respective capital cities of Accra, Monrovia and Freetown.

Our Embassy takes charge of strengthening and building our diplomatic relations with Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone. The excellent relations, enjoyed by all four countries, are indeed reflected in our good understanding within international organizations in addition to the respective strong relations between our economies. Belgian investments in these countries are numerous and within each country our bilateral trade continues to grow well.

The Embassy in Abidjan and its services, encompasses the office of the Walloon Agency for Export (AWEX), which represents the Walloon, Flemish and Brussels Regions who are happy to support our enterprises  wishing to discover the local market. I would also like to point out the presence of the Belgian Chamber of Commerce in Côte d’Ivoire (CCBCI) which is a private institution independent of the Embassy yet enjoys our support notably in its mission of nurturing networks between Belgians and local business persons. 

Belgium does not have any direct bilateral Development Cooperation with the countries within our jurisdiction. However, our support of them has had a tangible and positive impact. It is delivered through the European Union, The African Development Bank and the many Agencies of the United Nations that are active in these countries. Needless to say, the local populations can count on Belgium during difficult times, as was evident during the Ebola Virus Epidemic that spread and struck Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone in the not too distant past.

The services of the Belgian Federal Public Service for Foreign Affairs and those of our Embassy endeavor to keep our website as clear and accessible as possible. However, should any inaccuracies be noticed or, more generally, should you have constructive suggestions to improve the services of the Embassy or that of our Honorary Consulates, please do not hesitate to write to me at abidjan@diplobel.fed.be.

Sincerely yours,

Hugues Chantry, Ambassador.
 

News

10 Jul

Today the Security Council Working Group on Children and Armed Conflicts, presided by Belgium since 1 January, has adopted conclusions on the situation of children in the armed conflict in Syria. For the first time in a long time, the UN Security Council sent such a strong message on the situation in Syria, more in particular on the violations of children’s rights. The Security Council calls the ones responsible for those violations to order. Our country has led the negotiations on the recommendations that should prevent such violations.

28 Jun

Austria, Belgium, Finland, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden attach the utmost importance to the preservation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPoA), signed by Iran and unanimously endorsed by the UN Security Council, as a key instrument for the non-proliferation regime and a major contribution to stability in the region. 

28 Jun

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo met with , the sister of the Saudi human rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul. She was detained in May 2018 because of her activism for women rights in Saudi Arabia. It is thanks to women such as Loujain that women are entitled to drive today in Saudi Arabia. She pays however a hefty price for her activism and risks a prison sentence

20 Jun

Today, the Joint Investigation Team (JIT), who is conducting a criminal investigation into the case, made public the names of four suspects allegedly involved in the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 over Ukraine in July 2014. This tragic incident, almost 5 years ago, cost the lives of 298 people, including several compatriots. The Dutch judicial authorities also announced that the trial of these suspects will begin in the Netherlands in March 2020 and that the investigation will proceed in the meantime.

08 Jun

Belgium congratulates Estonia, Niger, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tunisia and Vietnam on their election as non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council. They will join the Council for a period of two years from January 1st 2020.