During his visit to Libya in February, Mr Reynders offered his support to Healthcare Belgium, a project that was set up by the Belgian Enterprise Federation (VBO) to promote the treatment offered by Belgian Hospitals.
The federal government departments responsible for foreign affairs, health and asylum were consulted and it was decided that 120 injured Libyans should be treated in four hospitals in and around Brussels.
The hospitals are Saint-Luc in Sint-Lambrechts Woluwe, UZ Brussel in Jette, the Europa Hospital in Ukkel and Etterbeek and the four sites of the Chirec hospital in Brussels and Braine l’Alleud (Walloon Brabant).
All those to be treated in Belgian hospitals sustained gunshot wounds. The first patients will arrive from Libya next week.
All medical and other costs incurred will be paid by the Libyan government.