Ambassador H.E. Cheryl Bazard Attends Migration Leaders’ Meeting Under the Focus “Exploring Global Perspectives on Repatriation”

Embassy of The Bahamas, Brussels
Brussels, Belgium
December 2023

Press Release

Key stakeholders convened in Den Haag to discuss global migration challenges, emphasising the need for collaborative and humane approaches in repatriation and underscoring the Ministry of Justice and Security’s commitment to proactive solutions.

In the wake of ongoing global discussions surrounding migration, Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium and Mission to the European Union, H.E. Cheryl Hazard KC JP, met with Director Rob van Bokhoven and the leadership of the Directorate for International Affairs, Repatriation, and Departure Service of the Ministry of Justice and Security. The session aimed to delve into critical aspects of migration, emphasising repatriation and departure services in the Netherlands and beyond.

Director Rob van Bokhoven, alongside the leadership team, engaged in an insightful discussion addressing the multifaceted challenges and opportunities surrounding international migration.

The dialogue focused on fostering a deeper understanding of the complexities involved in repatriation and departure services while highlighting the Ministry’s commitment to proactive and humane approaches. Participants explored innovative solutions to ensure the well-being and dignity of migrants while respecting international laws and protocols. This meeting signifies a pivotal step in fostering global cooperation towards addressing migration challenges in a holistic and humane manner.

About The Embassy, Belgium: The Embassy of The Commonwealth of The Bahamas to the Kingdom of Belgium liaises with the Bahamas High Commission in London to perform a number of consular functions, including the processing and issuance of visas, the issuance of passports, the legalisation of documents, and assistance to Bahamian nationals in distress.
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