Premier Dr. Reiner Haseloff & Ambassador Baron Willem van de Voorde – Picture by Staatskanzlei Sachsen-Anhalt, I. Berger
Wednesday, 29 May, 2019: the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Belgium, HE Baron Willem van de Voorde, made his maiden visit to Saxony-Anhalt. He was received at the State Chancellery in Magdeburg by Premier Dr. Reiner Haseloff.
The meeting between the two dignitaries focused on bilateral relations between Saxony-Anhalt and Belgium as well as the results of the European elections.
Belgium was one of the ten most important trading partners of Saxony-Anhalt in 2018, goods worth 645.2 million euros were exported to the Kingdom, imports from Belgium reached a level of 967.0 million euros. Mainly chemical precursors, plastics and raw rubber were exported from Saxony-Anhalt.
More than 30 companies in Saxony-Anhalt possess holdings in Belgian companies, including the chemical company DOMO Caproleuna GmbH, the flat glass producer f-Glass GmbH in Sülzetal near Magdeburg, and the logistics company Radial Fulfillment GmbH in Halle (Saale).