French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe and his Belgian counterpart Charles Michel
13 June 2018

Bilateral talks between the Prime Minister, Édouard Philippe, and his Belgian counterpart, Charles Michel

On 11 June 2018, Édouard Philippe welcomed the Prime Minister of Belgium for bilateral talks between France and Belgium, styled on the "Val Duchesse" negotiations. These were held at the new Palais de Justice de Paris (Paris Law Courts, in the 17th arrondissement) and attended by the Ministers of the Interior and Justice alongside the counter-terrorism judicial authorities.
 

This visit is in keeping with the commitments made during a previous meeting in Brussels on 16 October 2017. The two Prime Ministers had agreed to deepen the bilateral cooperation in internal security and counter-terrorism matters, set in motion in February 2016 in the wake of the terrorist attacks that struck France and Belgium.

These new talks were an opportunity to reiterate the Government's determination to bolster this cooperation.

Joint Statement of Édouard Philippe, Prime Minister,
and Charles Michel, Prime Minister of Belgium,
on cooperation in internal security and
counter-terrorism matters

 
Édouard Philippe greets his counterpart, Charles Michel, on his arrival at the new Palais de Justice de Paris (Paris Law Courts, in the 17th arrondissement)
Édouard Philippe greets his counterpart, Charles Michel, on his arrival at the new Palais de Justice de Paris (Paris Law Courts, in the 17th arrondissement) - Photo: Yvs Malenfer/Matignon
Édouard Philippe and Charles Michel at the Palais de Justice
Édouard Philippe and Charles Michel at the Palais de Justice - Photo: Yvs Malenfer/Matignon
Édouard Philippe and Charles Michel in talks
Édouard Philippe and Charles Michel in talks - Photo: Yvs Malenfer/Matignon
Select committee meeting between the two Prime Ministers
Select committee meeting between the two Prime Ministers - Photo: Yvs Malenfer/Matignon
Édouard Philippe and Charles Michel in a meeting with their teams
Édouard Philippe and Charles Michel in a meeting with their teams - Photo: Yvs Malenfer/Matignon
 

 



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