Brussels, 16 March 2012/ ACP: The Secretary General and staff of the ACP Secretariat in Brussels, today joined the Belgian nation in observing a minute of silence at 11h00 in honour of the 28 lives lost in a tragic coach crashin Switzerland on Tuesday 13 March. Amongst those killed were 22 children and six adults.

The ACP Group conveys its deepest condolences to the families of the victimsand stands in solidarity with Belgium during thistime of sadness.

(Pictured: EU and Belgian flags flown half mast today in mourning/ Photo by IB Times)