Belgium

16 April 2012, Brussels

Opening remarks at press encounter with His Excellency Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, President of the European Council

Ladies and Gentlemen,

I am pleased to be back in Brussels in the early stage of my second term as Secretary-General. I have congratulated him [Mr. Herman Van Rompuy] for his second mandate. We have just begun our second terms. We have a lot of things to work together on very closely.

I am very grateful to President Van Rompuy for his leadership and strong support on behalf of the European Union to the United Nations.

16 April 2012, Brussels

Opening remarks at joint press conference with Mr. José Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission

Ladies and gentlemen of the media,

It is a great pleasure to visit the European Union at the early stage of my second term as the Secretary General.

Let me thank President Barroso, Commissioner Piebalgs and Danish Development Minister Bach for hosting this important event.

16 April 2012, Brussels

Remarks to European Union Summit on Sustainable Energy for All

It is a great honour for me to address this very distinguished group of European Union on this occasion when we discuss about the very important, crucial issue for humanity -sustainable energy for all.

15 April 2012, Brussels

Opening remarks at joint press conference with Mr. Elio Di Rupo, Prime Minister of Belgium

[Translated from French]

I am very honoured to be in Belgium today. It’s my third visit to Belgium. I have congratulated the Prime Minister for his nomination. I do hope that we will closely work together to face all the challenges we will encounter.

23 April 2009, Brussels

Opening remarks at press encounter following the International Conference in support of the Somalia Security Institutions and the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM)

Thank you very much. First of all I would like to thank President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed for your participation. It has been a great pleasure for us to meet with you and to listen to your vision and I like to take this opportunity to express my most sincere thanks to all members of the international community for their strong support and generous contribution for peace and stability and development of the people of Somalia.

23 April 2009, Brussels

Remarks to the International Conference in support of the Somali security institutions and the African Union Mission in Somalia

President Barroso,

Commissioner Michel,

Chairman Ping,

High Representative Solana,

Secretary General Ihsanoglu,

Excellencies,

Mr. Ould-Abdullah,

Dear Friends of Somalia,

Thank you for your participation.

On behalf of the United Nations system, I want to express my deepest thanks to all who have worked to make this conference a reality - the Government of Somalia, the African Union and the European Union.

Many actors, are here with one common purpose: securing peace for the people of Somalia.

10 July 2007, Brussels

Address to Inaugural Global Forum on Migration and Development

Monseigneur, [Prince Philippe of Belgium]

Prime Minister,

Excellencies,

Delegates

I am honoured to welcome you to the launch of this Global Forum -- a milestone in our work to understand the connection between international migration and development, and to harness the power of one to advance the other.

Let me express my deep appreciation to His Majesty King Albert of Belgium, who is recovering from a minor procedure and could not join us today. I wish him a speedy recovery.