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The Minister’s meetings and trips in 2019



  • 16.1 Visit by Félix Fernandez-Shaw, Director at DG DEVCO
  • 24.1 Visit by Tomo Kimura, Director General, Asian Development Bank
  • 24.1 Joint signature of LuxFLAGat the Ministry of Finance
  • 30.1 Signature of 7 NGDO (non-governmental development organisation) development framework agreements


  • 6.2 Discussion between Minister Lenert and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Brussels
  • 7.2 Conference on access to justice, The Hague, and discussion with Dutch minister Sigrid Kaag
  • 13-15.2 Bilateral discussions with David Beasley, Executive Director of the WFP and with José Graziano da Silva, Director-General of the FAO in Rome
  • Meeting of Governing Council of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) in Rome
  • 26.2 Joint signature of the Social Performance Task Force (SPTF) with the Minister of Finance at the House of Microfinance


  • 8.3 Launch of the ‘Rethink your clothes’ campaign, organised by Caritas and Fairtrade
  • 10.3 Round table on feminist foreign policy
  • 14.3 Visit by Peter Sands, Executive Director of the Global Fund


  • 1.4 Working visit to the WFP Innovation Accelerator in Munich
  • 4.4 Launch of the 2019 edition of the Business Partnership Facility (BPF)
  • 5.4 Launch of the ‘Fair Fashion Days’ fair
  • 19.4 Working visit to Luxembourg by Luís Filipe Tavares, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Communities and Minister of Defence of Cabo verde


  • 14.5 Statement on development cooperation policy to the Chamber of Deputies
  • 15.5 Meeting of the EU Special Representatives for the Sahel in Luxembourg, discussion with AU Special Envoy on Women, Peace and Security, Bineta Diop
  • 16.5 Meeting of Development FAC in Brussels
  • 20-24.5 Diplomatic conference in Luxembourg
  • 22.5 Working lunch with the Director of the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs, Simonetta di Pippo


  • 9-14.6 Working visit by Minister Paulette Lenert to Bangladesh
  • 18.6 Participation of Minister Lenert in the European Development Days in Brussels; discussion with Dr Seth Berkley, CEO of Gavi
  • 26.6 Visit to Luxembourg by Minister of Foreign Affairs of Laos, Saleumxay Kommasith
  • 28.6-5.7 Working visit to Cabo Verde and partnership committee


  • 8.7 Visit by the ‘Let’s Net’ training delivery unit, jointly organised by and the WFP and working meeting with Rehan Asad from WFP
  • 11.7 Visit by Dr Denis Mukwege to Luxembourg
  • 19.7 Chamber of Deputies - Foreign Affairs Committee on the development programme in Cabo Verde
  • 16.7 Signature of the additional agreement attached to the agreement with Caritas on the mandate in Kosovo


  • 12.8 Discussion with Steve Collar, CEO of SES, as part of the collaboration
  • 19.08 Press conference for World Humanitarian Day


  • 7-16.9 Working visit to Laos and partnership committee
  • 26.9 Discussion with Pedro Castilho – Empowerment through Entrepreneurship
  • 30.9 Participation in the LuxDev Resident Representatives Week in Luxembourg


  • 9-11.10 Visit to Luxembourg by Mali’s Minister of Employment and Vocational Training, Jean-Claude Sidibé
  • 26.10 40th anniversary of the Cercle of NGOs
  • 15.10 Annual consultations with the WHO in Luxembourg
  • 17-20.10 Mission to Niger and partnership committee
  • 21-24.10 African Microfinance Week (SAM) in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  • 21-24.10 Working visit to Burkina Faso and partnership committees
  • 25.10 Chamber of Deputies - Foreign Affairs Committee on the development programmes in Laos, Niger and Burkina Faso


  • 6.11 Opening ceremony for the 63rd Congress of the International Association of Lawyers (UIA)
  • 12.11 Opening of the 2nd EIB Donor Conference and signing of the 6th MoU with the EIB
  • 12.11 Opening address at the event organised by Friendship Luxembourg on the Rohingya humanitarian crisis
  • 13.11 Signing of the Space Law for New Space Actors agreement with UNOOSA
  • 14.11 Visit by the Special Representative of the SG on Sexual Violence in Conflict, Pramila Patten
  • 20.11 Celebration of ADA’s 25th anniversary
  • 21.11 European Microfinance Award ceremony at the EIB
  • 22.11 Celebration of the 50th anniversary of the NGDO ASTM (Action Solidarité Tiers Monde - Third World Solidarity)
  • 25.11 Meeting of Development FAC in Brussels


  • 17.12 Visit of the company HITEC in the framework of the collaboration
  • 18.12 Visit of Minister Lenert of the UNTIL Lab in Finland