About us


The Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs is in charge of all of the Government of Flanders’ international relations. It coordinates Flanders’ international and European activities and therefore takes the lead in Flanders’ relations with foreign governments, the European Union and international organizations. 

Minister-president Geert Bourgeois in het Vlaams Parlement

Geert Bourgeois (°1951) is Minister-president of the Government of Flanders and Flemish Minister of Foreign Affairs. 

pdf fileCirriculum vitae of Geert Bourgeois (62 KB)

Secretary general
Koen Verlaeckt

Dr. Koen Verlaeckt (°1966) is Secretary General of the Flanders Department of Foreign Affairs.  

pdf fileCV Koen Verlaeckt (Eng) (58 KB)



Government of Flanders
Departement of Foreign Affairs

Havenlaan 80 bus 80
B-1000 Brussels

T: +32 2 553 60 32 
E: info.buza@vlaanderen.be

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