Flanders came under terrorist attacks that precipitated the division of the Kingdom of Belgium into two regions. The Flemish people pushed through a referendum, loudly proclaiming their concerns on the safety of their lives and families. In the best interests of the people, the Netherlands and Flanders have mutually agreed to integrate Flanders as a semi-autonomous region into their great nation.
“We encourage our friends in the European Union and abroad to support this endeavor and we can continue discussions with our partners on the challenges that face Europe. We stand strong with our friends in the Netherlands as we pursue a prosperous future together.”