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Political relationship

The Luxembourg Government’s aim is to put the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on the political and economic map of India. It therefore opened an Embassy in Delhi on 27th February 2002. The Delhi mission is only one of four Embassies in Asia, the others being Beijing, Tokyo and Bangkok.

The political relationship between Luxembourg and India is excellent.

Relations are also excellent between India and the European Union ( http://www.delind.ec.europa.eu/ ), of which Luxembourg is a founding member.

A number of bilateral agreements have been signed between the governments of Luxembourg and India :

· Memorandum on Cooperation in the field of health, signed in New Delhi on the 8th May 1996.

· Cultural agreement, signed in New Delhi on 10th September 1996.

· Agreement on cooperation for supply of equipment for cold chain system for blood and blood products, signed in New Delhi on the 15th April 1997.

· Air Services Agreement, signed in New Delhi, on the 8th of January 2001.

· Agreement by exchange of letters on steel technology, signed in New Delhi on 4th/17th February 2003.

· Agreement for the avoidance of double taxation and the prevention of fiscal evasion with respect to taxes on income and on capital, signed in New Delhi on 2nd of June 2008.

Ratification law adopted on May 6th by the Luxembourg Parliament (Chambre des Députés). The agreement will enter into force on January 1st 2010 for Luxembourg and on April 1st 2010 for India.

· Social Security Agreement : Signed between the two countries on 30th September 2009. The agreement entered into force after completion of the ratification process by both countries.

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Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn with his Indian counterpart Pranab Mukerjhee in New Delhi, February 2007

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Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn with his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj  in New Delhi, March 2015

Bilateral visits regularly take place between representatives of both countries. Their number has been steadily increasing over the years :

2015
03 March   Foreign Minister Mr. Jean Asselborn official visit (Delhi)
2013
11 to 12 November   11th ASEM Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Delhi
    Foreign Minister Mr Jean Asselborn along with Mr. Jean Olinger, Mr. Gabriel Baptista
2012
28 February to 02 March             Mr. Laurent Mosar, President of the Chamber of Deputies led a Parliamentary delegation to New Delhi
18 April   Mrs Preneet Kaur, Minister of State for External Affairs
2010
11 to 13 January   Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Mr. Jeannot Krecké (Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai)
10-13 June   Smt. Meira Kumar, Hon'ble Speaker of Lok Sabha led a high level Parliamentary Delegation
2007
25 to 26 January   Minister of Treasury, Mr. Luc Frieden, (Delhi + Mumbai)
19 to 23 February   Deputy Prime Minister & Minister for Foreign Affairs and
Immigration, Mr. Jean Asselborn (Delhi + Chennai)
23 to 26 April   Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Mr. Jeannot Krecké (Delhi + Bangalore)
2006
13 to 14 September    Mr. Ram Vilas Paswan, Indian Minister of Steel
28 to 29 March   Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Mr. Jeannot Krecké (Delhi)
2005
28 March to 02 April   Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade, Mr. Jeannot Krecké (Delhi + Chennai + Mumbai)
2003
16 to 18 February   Minister of Economy and Transport, Mr. Henri Grethen, (Delhi)
12 to 14 November   Minister for Power, Anant G Geete
2002
10 to 12 November   Secretary of State in charge Iron and Steel, Mr. B K Tripathy
2001
05 to 11 January   Official visit and economic mission headed by the Foreign Minister, Madam Lydie Wurth Polfer and Joint Committee UEBL/India (New Delhi)
1999
January   PM Mr. Jean-Claude Juncker
1998
14 May   Secretary of State Lydie Err (New Delhi)
04 to 16 September   President of India , K.R Narayanan’s State visit. The President’s delegation included Minister for Industry, Mr. Sikander Bakht and four members of Parliament.
14 October   Minister of Commerce, Mr. Ramakrishna Hegde
1997
12 to 22 April   Secretary of State, Dr. G. Wohlfart
12 to 13 May   Minister of State for Health, Shri Saleem Iqbal Sherwani
1 to 2 September   Minister of State for External Affairs, Ms Kamla Sinha for meeting with EU Troika
1996
01 to 05 March   Secretary of State Dr. G. Wohlfart
03 to 11 May   Secretary of State, Dr. G. Wohlfart
September   Dy PM and FM Mr. Jacques F. Poos
1995
13 to 21 May   Secretary of State, Dr. G. Wohlfart
22 to 28 October   Secretary of State, Dr. G. Wohlfart
1993
    Crown Prince Henri and Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs and External Trade.
1990
    Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Shri Rabi Ray
1988
    Parliamentary delegation led by Speaker Shri B Jakhar

For general information on the foreign policy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg : http://www.mae.lu