Later, His Majesty accepted the resignation of Belgian Finance Minister, Mr. Steven Vanackere. Mr. Vanackrere is “…linked to a scandal concerning the state-owned Belfius bank…” As a result of Mr. Vanackere’s departure the Belgian royal court announced that His Majesty has “…nominated Mr. Koen Geens to serve a the new finance minister.”
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Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium held an audience with the Prime Minister of Thailand, Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra, and the Deputy Prime Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Surapong Tovichakchaikul.
Prince Philippe also attended the Righteous Among the Nations ceremony held at the Palais d’Egmont in Brussels.