New Belgian passports celebrate country’s comic strip history

On January 27, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sophie Wilmès launched the new Belgian passport. A document that is even more secure thanks to new security and personalization techniques. The new Belgian passport will also be recognizable thanks to its original design, which honors one of the jewels of our culture: the heroines and heroes of comic strips.

“The Belgian passport is one of the best in the world. It is a source of pride for us and an object of desire for counterfeiters. This is why we are constantly working to improve its security. Introducing this new passport is also an opportunity for us to highlight the 9th art, the comic strip, which is a central element of our culture and our influence abroad,” Wilmès said.

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