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Belgian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Villemis will not return. announced in April that it pause Because she wanted to be with her husband, who had been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer. Now she has permanently resigned from her position and resigned.
“My husband’s illness will be a difficult battle that I want to fight alongside him and our children,” Willems said in a press release. “My current duties in government do not allow me to do that.”
Belgian Prime Minister de Croo says in a interaction He understands the choice of Filmes. In his response, he wrote: “Like the person you are and the choice you make. We stand behind you in the battle you have with Christopher.” He went on to say that he regretted the departure of a powerful foreign minister.
Willems will remain a member of Parliament. This morning, her party, Mr. Liberal Walloon, announced her successor.
47-year-old Sophie Velmis has been active in national politics since 2015. Previously, she held the position of Minister of Budget and Civil Service, and from October 2019 to September 2020 she was Prime Minister of the Federal Government. She was the first woman to hold this position in Belgium. She and her husband, Australian businessman Christopher Stone, have four children.
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