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The Embassy of Belgium in Berlin

Contact

Address: Jägerstrasse 52-53; Berlin, D-10117

Tel.:+49 30 206 420
Fax: +49 30 206 422 00

Email: Berlin@diplobel.fed.be

http://germany.diplomatie.belgium.be

The Ambassador

Amb. Ghislain D'Hoop

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Amb. Ghislain D'Hoop is a Belgian diplomat who took up the post of Ambassador in Berlin in October, 2014. Before his current appointment he was a diplomatic advisor to the Head of State and prepared and accompanied the Head of State around a hundred foreign visits worldwide from 1997 to 2013.Amb. D'Hoop was also Chief Foreign Ministry Spokesperson from 1992 to 1995. Amb. D'Hoop also attended all EU and G7 summits and ministerial visits in the Middle East, Asia and Africa between 1992 and 1995.

History

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Belgium and Germany share a large geographical border. The relationship between the two countries is marked by close political, economic and cultural cooperation between the two. For example, Germany is Belgium's first commercial partner and Belgium is Germany's seventh. Cooperation between the two states has increased steadily since the end of World War II. In 1951, Belgium was one of the first countries to recognize the Federal Republic of Germany and restart diplomatic relations with them.