The current Prime Minister of Belgium, Charles Michel, will leave office in connection with the election of the President of the Council of Europe.
For the first time in the country’s history, the Belgian government will be headed by a woman politician of liberal views Sophie Wilms. This was reported by Reuters yesterday. Michel will assume the post of President of the Council of Europe on December 1.
Wilms previously headed the budget ministry in Michel’s interim government. She will now lead the country’s interim government until the Belgian parliament forms a permanent Cabinet, which has been under negotiation since May.
The woman was previously a member of NATO’s military committee for the first time, as was Norwegian Rear Admiral Louise Dedichen.
It was also reported that Princess of Rome, bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, became the first female ambassador in the history of Saudi Arabia. It will represent the country’s interests in the United States.