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The minister's meetings and trips in 2021



  • 13.1 Courtesy meeting with the non-governmental organisation “Care in Luxembourg”


  • 3.2 Inauguration of “Frigo-Solidaire” with the non-governmental organisation “Frères des Hommes” in Bonnevoie
  • 3.2 Ceremony for the signing of framework agreements with 5 NGDOs
  • 12.2 Virtual discussion with B Medical Systems


  • 1.3 Launch of the 2021 edition of the Business Partnership Facility (BPF) (video-conference)
  • 15.3 Foreign and European Affairs Council
  • 17.3 UN Commission on the Status of Women, CSW: 65th Session - the Education Plus Initiative
  • 31.3 Launch of SATMED 2.0, signing of the 2021-2024 contract


  • 6.4 Financing for Development, high-level dialogue on financing for development: special segment on financing the recovery from COVID-19 (pre-recorded presentation)
  • 12.4 Discussion with B Medical Systems
  • 20.4 Courtesy visit by Norma Estenoz, Cuba’s Ambassador to Luxembourg
  • 22.4 Press conference with the non-governmental organisations Caritas
    and Fairtrade as part of the “Rethink your clothes II” awareness-raising campaign in commemoration of the collapse of the Rana Plaza in Bangladesh
  • 22.4 Courtesy visit by Hirut Zemene Kassa, Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to Luxembourg
  • 29.4 DAC - Development informal meeting (video-conference)


  • 5.5 Inauguration of the new Third World Information Centre (CITIM) run by the non-governmental organisation “Action Solidarité Tiers Monde Asbl” (ASTM)
  • 18.5 2021 Development Cooperation Sessions
  • 19.5 Working visit to Luxembourg by Mohamed Bazoum, President of the Republic of Niger


  • 1.6 Working visit by Minister Franz Fayot to the United Arab Emirates
  • 8.6 Working visit by Minister Franz Fayot to Geneva
  • 14.6 DAC - Development informal meeting (video-conference)
  • 15.6 Diplomatic conference
  • 24.6 Working visit by Minister Franz Fayot to Rome
  • 28.6 Working visit by Minister Franz Fayot to LuxDev S.A. Luxembourg
  • 29.6 Working visit to Luxembourg by Donika Gërvalla, Kosovan Minister of Foreign Affairs


  • 1.7 Virtual discussion on the 13th partnership committee meeting between Burkina Faso and Luxembourg
  • 6.7 Bilateral discussion with Winnie Byanyima, Executive Director of UNAIDS, the joint United Nations programme on HIV/AIDS
  • 7.7 Virtual discussion on the signing of strategic partnership agreements between Cabo Verde and Luxembourg
  • 8.7 Virtual discussion on the 13th partnership committee meeting between Laos and Luxembourg
  • 9.7 Working visit by Minister Franz Fayot to New York
  • 19.7 Committee on Foreign and European Affairs, Cooperation, Immigration and Asylum: Presentation by Franz Fayot of the Annual Report on Cooperation and Humanitarian Action, indicative cooperation programmes with Niger and Laos, and the “Gender”, “Environment/Climate Change” and “Inclusive Finance” strategies
  • 21.7 Virtual discussion with the Cercle de Coopération
  • 28-29.7 Participation in the Global Education Summit: Financing GPE 2021-2025 (pre-recorded message)


  • 5.9 Inauguration of the commemorative plaque for the 1st synagogue in Luxembourg at the Hôtel Saint-Augustin, 6 rue de la Congrégation, Luxembourg
  • 8.9 Discussion with Alain Délétroz, Director General of Geneva Call
  • 9.9 Participation in the 14th International Conference on Migration and Development, co-organised by the Luxembourg Institute of Socio-Economic Research (LISER),, the French Development Agency (AFD) and the World Bank (WB)
  • 13.9 UN High-level Ministerial Meeting on the Humanitarian Situation in Afghanistan 2021 (pre-recorded message)
  • 13.9 Working visit by Minister Franz Fayot to Jordan
  • 20.9 Inauguration of the “Lëtz’ReFashion” Centre as part of the “Rethink your clothes II” awareness-raising campaign with the non-governmental organisation Caritas Luxembourg
  • 22.9 Discussion with Benjamin Pütter, partner at the non-governmental organisation “Aide à l’Enfance de l’Inde et du Népal
  • 22.9 Official opening of the “Mangroves” exhibition organised by the non-governmental organisations “Friendship Luxembourg” and “Friendship Colours of the Chars Luxembourg”
  • 23.9 Participation in the UN General Assembly, Event on Women, Health and Gender Equality (pre-recorded message)


  • 2.10 Participation in the Shoe Pyramid Day organised by the non-governmental organisation “Handicap International Luxembourg”
  • 7.10 ILO Global Flagship Programme on Building Social Protection Floors for All – Phase II: Achieving Universal Social Protection 2021-2025 (pre-recorded message)
  • 7.10 Discussion with Christos Christou, International President of Médecins Sans Frontières, in the context of its 50th anniversary
  • 11.10 Video-conference for the ministers responsible for development cooperation concerning Afghanistan
  • 14.10 Press conference: Presentation of the Fairtrade uniforms for the POST as part of the “Rethink your clothes II” awareness-raising campaign
  • 15.10 Discussion with Alfred Hannig, Executive Director of the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)
  • 18.10 The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)’s Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) Pledging Conference (pre-recorded message)
  • 18.10 African Microfinance Week in Kigali, Rwanda
  • 27.10 Virtual discussion with MOPAN (Multilateral Organisation Performance Assessment Network), as part of the High-Level Roundtable: Pulling together: “the Multilateral Response to Climate Change”.
  • 27.10 Discussion in Luxembourg with Lassané Kaboré, Burkina Faso’s Minister of Economy, Finance and Development
  • 28.10 Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Film Fund Luxembourg (FFL) and the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, in the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
  • 28.10 Bilateral discussion with Mohammed Shtayyeh, Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior of the State of Palestine, and Riad Malki, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the State of Palestine


  • 1.11 Working visit by Minister Franz Fayot to Senegal
  • 8.11 Donation of 50 vaccine refrigerators to Burkina Faso to help combat COVID-19 (dispatch of the refrigerators by military aircraft A400M)
  • 9.11 Discussion with Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • 17.11 European Microfinance Award 2021
  • 17.11 Statement to the Chamber of Deputies on development cooperation policy
  • 24.11 Virtual discussion with Minister Mazamesso Assih, Togo’s Minister of Financial Inclusion


  • 6-9.12 Signing of strategic partnership agreements with United Nations agencies UNFPA and UNICEF and annual consultations in New York
  • 15.12 Signing of the 2022-2025 agreement between the non-governmental organisation ADA (Appui au Développement Autonome) and the Directorate for Development Cooperation and Humanitarian Affairs, in
    the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs
  • 17.12 Ceremony for the signing of the 2022-2024 agreement with the Financial Technology Transfer Agency (ATTF)/House of Training and the State of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, represented by Minister Franz Fayot