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Visit of the Minister of Foreign And European Affairs of Luxembourg, H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn to India

Published Wednesday January 29 2020

Following the invitation by the Minister of  External Affairs of India, H.E. Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, the Minister of Foreign and European Affairs and Minister of Immigration and Asylum, H.E. Mr. Jean Asselborn visited New Delhi from 27 to 28 January in his fourth official visit to the Republic of India. 

On 27 January, Minister Asselborn went to the Raj Ghat monument and was accompanied by the Director of Raj Ghat, Mr. K.P. Singh, to pay tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the 150th anniversary of his birth.

Minister Asselborn also met the Honorary Consuls of Luxembourg in Mumbai and Kolkata, the Designated Honorary Consuls in Chennai and Bengaluru, as well as the Honorary Consul of Luxembourg in Bangladesh to discuss the bilateral relations development of the economic, financial and cultural relations with India and Bangladesh.

On January 28, Minister Asselborn met with the Minister of External Affairs of India, Dr. Subrahmanyam Jaishankar, for a bilateral meeting, followed by a working breakfast.The ministers praised the excellent bilateral relations between Luxembourg and India and discussed in depth the political, financial, economic and commercial ties that unite the two countries since the establishment of their diplomatic relations in 1948. The ministers discussed ways to further strengthen cooperation in areas of common interest, in particular in the areas of steel, engineering, ​​investments, green and sustainable finance, digitalisation, as well as in the space sector.

They also touched upon on the major issues of international political news, on the regional situation in South Asia, as well as on India's relations with neighbouring countries.

Regarding the relations between India and the European Union, both Ministers stressed the mutually beneficial advantages of this partnership based on the values ​​of democracy, freedom, the rule of law and the respect for Human Rights, security, multilateral cooperation, trade and investment. Luxembourg and India continue their excellent cooperation within various multilateral institutions, in particular at the United Nations.

During his stay in New Delhi, Minister Asselborn also delivered a speech at a conference organised by the Embassy of Luxembourg in New Delhi with the India International Center, the Jean Monnet Center and the Confederation of Young Leaders.

 

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