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Belgian PM honours worthy Belgians and others at a ceremony in New York

At a ceremony held at the Belgian Consulate General in New York on Thursday the Federal Prime Minister Alexander De Croo (Flemish liberal) presented honorary distinctions to ten people, 5 of whom Belgian. The distinctions such as Officer in the Order of Leopold and Knight in the Order of the Crown were presented by the PM on behalf of the Belgian people.

Mr De Croo is in New York for a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. The Federal PM took advantage of this bestow honorary titles to ten people at a ceremony on Thursday.

Those honoured have all distinguished themselves in their respective economic, scientific or cultural fields.

Scientist Annette Bakker (Officer in the Order of Leopold), businessman and former CEO of AB InBev Carlos Brito (Grand Officer in the Order of the Crown), banker George Ugeux (Commander in the Order of the Crown), psychiatrist Esther Perel (Knight in the Order of the Crown), and artist Marie-Paule Martin (Knight in the Order of Leopold) were among those honoured.

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