The Belgian Consular Union
Next year, the Belgian Consular Union (BCU) shall be celebrating its Thirtieth Anniversary.
The B.C.U. brings together nearly 200 consuls representing the vast majority of countries of the world. That is the reason why you will permit me, first of all, to express a special thought regarding all the people and their families who are suffering, whether it be because of the pandemic, but also due to all the unjust wars which adversely impact many countries of the world or again, because of the natural disasters which do not cease multiplying. It is in such difficult circumstances, that we should demonstrate solidarity and empathy among one another.
In 2023, we intend to celebrate lavishly, the 30th Anniversary of the B.C.U.
In the meantime, we shall continue maintaining friendly ties with our Dutch and French colleagues and soon commence doing the same with our German colleagues.
The F.I.C.A.C and the F.U.E.C.H remain our privileged partners and we are fortunate in maintaining warm relations with the F.P.S. Foreign Affairs and more particularly with the Protocol.
But the activities organized by us, can achieve complete success only with the assistance of all the honorary consuls and all the provincial consular bodies. The B.C.U. was created, above all, to be a meeting place for all consuls. I, therefore, invite you to regularly consult our website where you will find information concerning the various activities organized by the consuls or consular bodies.
I thank you all for your collaboration and wish you enjoy reading the new Directory 2022-2023.
Monique De Decker-Deprez
President of the BCU