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Foreign Minister Maas meets Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn

Foreign Minister Maas meets Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn, © Janine Schmitz/photothek.net

10.09.2018 - Article

Luxembourg and Germany stress the importance of the rules-based world order and a united Europe founded on shared values

A committed European visited Berlin today (10 September 2018) – Luxembourg’s Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn. The meeting was the first official visit by Asselborn to Foreign Minister Maas. Germany and Luxembourg are not only united by their geographical proximity as direct neighbours. For both countries are champions of a strong Europe capable of taking action. We firmly believe that Europe will only be heard if it speaks with one voice in the international arena and brings its combined weight to bear.

Working together for a rules-based world order

Relations between Germany and Luxembourg are amicable, close and based on mutual trust. The two countries work very closely together in the political sphere. That applies in particular to the international order:

Recently we have seen ever more players on the world stage abandoning rules which have hitherto been regarded as incontrovertible. For us, this means that those working for a multilateral and rules-based world order have to stand together,

said Foreign Minister Maas ahead of the talks.

Germany most important trading partner

Germany is by far Luxembourg’s most important trading partner. Most products manufactured in Luxembourg are exported to Germany. Many Luxembourg nationals live in Germany and commute daily to work in their home country. And many Germans from the neighbouring region work in Luxembourg. The Grand Duchy advocates even further intensification of cross-border cooperation.

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