Roxane de Bilderling, Belgium's first ever female ambassador to the DRC

Roxane de Bilderling, Belgium's first ever female ambassador to the DRC
Belgium's newly named ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Roxane de Bilderling. Credit: Eric Lalmand/Belga.

Belgium's Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday that Roxane de Bilderling will become the country's first female ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) next year. This is part of a wider 'diplomatic reshuffle' planned for 2023 in which 27 diplomats will be moved around, especially on the African continent.

Confirming an earlier story by French-language newspaper La Libre, the Belgian Foreign Affairs Minister Hadja Lahbib (MR) confirmed her approval of Belgium's current ambassador to Japan, Roxane de Bilderling, to act as diplomatic representation for Belgium in Kinshasa, starting from 2023.

She is to become the country's first female ambassador to the DRC.

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Furthermore, her reported successor in Japan will be Antoine Evrard, currently Lahbib's cabinet chief and previous ambassador for Belgium to Mexico and Belize.


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