Brussels - From 9 until 14 October 2015, IOM facilitated a study visit for a high-level delegation from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to Belgium. The delegation learned from Belgium’s experiences and shared best practices on combating human trafficking in Europe and the Middle East.
Brussels - From 22 until 26 June, the IOM CO for Belgium and Luxembourg facilitated the study visit of a delegation from Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), Ministry of Security – Sector for Immigration, within the framework of the ‘Support to the Immigration and Asylum Management System in Bosnia and Herzegovina’ Project.
Brussels - On 30 March, 22 resettled Syrian refugees made the journey from Turkey to Belgium. At the same time a selection mission of Syrian refugees currently based in Lebanon was conducted.
Geneva - On 27 January, the IOM Director General, William Lacy Swing, and the IOM Chief of Mission for Belgium and Luxembourg, Mr Pascal Reyntjens, met at IOM Headquarters in Geneva with the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Mr Alexander De Croo.
Belgium - The IOM Country Office for Belgium and Luxembourg has assisted the first group of 22 Syrian refugees who arrived in Belgium in the framework of the national resettlement programme. Upon arrival, a small delegation of IOM, Fedasil and the Office of the Commissioner General for Stateless Persons and Refugees welcomed them at Brussels Airport.
Brussels - On 23 April, the Director-general of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Mr. William Lacy Swing, met his counterparts, Mr. Jean-Pierre Luxen, Director-general of Fedasil and Mr Freddy Roosemont, Director-general of the Belgian Immigration Office.
Mr Swing welcomed both meetings, especially given the fact that Belgium is one of the founding member states of the IOM and the largest donor of the organization after the United States.