The very first Flemish Week in North Rhine Westphalia kicked off with an opening concert in Aachen on the 17th of March. The Flemish Week includes conferences, workshops and exhibitions covering a wide variety of topics and runs until 24 March.
On 18 March, three foreign investors in Flanders received a Foreign Investment Trophy 2019. With these annual awards, Flanders Investment & Trade emphasizes the socio-economic importance of foreign investments for the Flemish economy.
On 26 February, minister-president Bourgeois had a constructive meeting with director-general da Silva of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Rome. Flanders is a longstanding and trusted partner of FAO, specifically working together in Malawi.
On 16 March, the Flemish dance season in South Africa started with the performance "Rule of Three" by GRIP. Three Flemish dance companies will perform in the coming months in Johannesburg, Oudtshoorn and Cape Town.
On 13 March the Flemish Parliament approved the framework decree for a no-deal Brexit. This decree regulates a temporary transitional period, on the condition of reciprocity, for both British and Flemish citizens and companies for adapting to the coming Brexit.
On the 25th of February 2019, the General Representation of the Government of Flanders in South Africa launched the third Country Strategy Paper (2019 – 2023) for Development Cooperation between Flanders and Malawi in Lilongwe.