Legal information

This website is edited by the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of Belgium, hereinafter referred to as the FPS Foreign Affairs.

The publication director is the Minister of Foreign Affairs.


The FPS Foreign Affairs undertakes to do its utmost to ensure users have access to the site at all times. However, it may not be held responsible in the event of the site being unavailable for whatever reason.

The site's users acknowledge having read this legal notice and undertake to comply with it.

Users acknowledge having the competence and the means necessary to access the site and use it and acknowledge having checked that the computer configuration used does not contain any viruses and that it is in perfect working order.

The FPS Foreign Affairs cannot guarantee the accuracy or completeness of the information distributed via its site, nor the permanency of its good functioning or its complete IT security.

The FPS Foreign Affairs does its utmost to offer users available and verified information and tools, but may not be held responsible for any errors, lack of availability of information and/or the presence of viruses or other infections on its site.

The information supplied by the FPS Foreign Affairs is for information purposes. The FPS Foreign Affairs is unable to guarantee the complete accuracy, completeness and up-to-date nature of the information distributed via its site.

Users understand that they are solely responsible for using the information and tools available on the site.


Information on this site is offered under Creative Commons "Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International" license. 

This license allows reusers to distribute, remix, adapt, and build upon the material, for noncommercial purposes only. If material is modified or adapted, it must be licensed under identical terms.

Personal Data Protection

We want to assure you that no personal data is collected on However, please note that cookies may be used while browsing the site.

Personal data protection is paramount to us. Any personal data processed within the framework of the site is managed in compliance with data protection regulations.

For questions about personal data protection on this website, please refer to:


The site's users cannot create a permanent link to this site without the FPS Foreign Affairs' prior written agreement.

Applicable law

This site is governed by Belgian law.


The FPS Foreign Affairs reserves the right to modify the content of this legal notice at any time and without prior notice. Therefore, users are invited to consult it regularly.

Cookies Policy


Cookies are data stored on the terminal equipment of an internet user and used by the website to send information to the user's browser, allowing the browser to send information back to the originating site (for example, a session identifier, language choice, or date).

Cookies allow the retention, for the duration of the relevant cookie's validity, of state information when a browser accesses the various pages of a website or when the browser subsequently returns to that website.

Only the issuer of a cookie can read or modify the information contained therein.

There are different types of cookies:

  • Session cookies that disappear as soon as you leave the site;
  • Permanent cookies that remain on your terminal until their expiration date or until you delete them using your browser's features.

You are informed that, during your visits to the site, cookies may be installed on your terminal equipment.

Purposes of cookies

The cookies used by the FPS Foreign Affairs are used to analyze the traffic and usage of the site.

What cookies do we use?

The cookies used on the site are third-party cookies specifically chosen by the FPS Foreign Affairs to achieve specific objectives.

The FPS Foreign Affairs uses services offered by the American company Google Inc..

Data collected through cookies is transmitted and stored by Google Inc.. Google Inc. adheres to the "Privacy Shield" and therefore ensures an adequate level of protection for personal data.

The Google Analytics service allows the counting of visitors and the identification of how they use the site. These cookies are deposited and read on the user's terminal equipment as soon as they access a website using the Google Analytics service.

The data generated by these cookies concerns:

  • your use of the site;
  • your IP address to determine the city of connection. This data is immediately anonymized after localization and is not communicated to the FPS Foreign Affairs.

You can obtain more information about the "Google Analytics" service by visiting the page


When you browse our website, the deposit and reading of cookies allow us to analyze your browsing and measure the audience of our website.

You also have the option to manage the cookies used on the site by configuring your browser, as detailed below.

Managing cookies

You have several options for deleting cookies.

Indeed, while most browsers are set by default and accept the installation of cookies, you have the option, if you wish, to choose to accept all cookies, or to systematically reject them, or to choose which ones you accept according to the issuer. You can also configure your browser to accept or reject cookies on a case-by-case basis prior to their installation. You can also regularly delete cookies from your terminal via your browser. Remember to set all browsers on your various terminals (tablets, smartphones, computers).

For managing cookies and your choices, the configuration of each browser is different. It is described in your browser's help menu, which will allow you to know how to modify your cookie preferences. For example:

for Internet Explorer™:

for Safari™:

for Chrome™:

for Firefox™:

for Opera™:

However, please note that by setting your browser to refuse cookies, some features, pages, or areas of the site may not be accessible, for which we cannot be held responsible.

We also draw your attention to the fact that when you object to the installation or use of a cookie, a refusal cookie is installed on your terminal equipment. If you delete this refusal cookie, it will no longer be possible to identify you as having refused the use of cookies. Similarly, when you consent to the installation of cookies, a consent cookie is installed. Consent or refusal cookies must remain on your terminal equipment.


For any requests for information regarding our "Cookies Policy," you can send an email to the Data Protection Officer of the FPS Foreign Affairs at the following email address: