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The minister's meetings and visits in 2022



  • 12/01 Partnership committee meeting with Cabo Verde
  • 19/01 Discussion with Maggy Barankitse, partner of the NGDO Fondation Partage Luxembourg


  • 2/02 Signing of framework agreements with 6 NGDOs (videoconference)
  • 7/02 Participation in the Public Forum on the theme of ‘Kooperationspolitik’ in the Rotondes
  • 8-11/02 Working visit to Niger and Benin
  • 21/02 Courtesy visit by a delegation from Niger led by Hamadou Adamou Souley, Minister for the Interior, and Hassane Barazé Moussa, Minister for Post and New Information Technologies
  • 23/02 Discussion and lunch with Anita Bhatia, Assistant Secretary-General and UN Women’s Deputy Executive Director for Resource Management, Sustainability and Partnerships
  • 23/02 Discussion with Werner Hoyer, President of the EIB


  • 1/03 Participation in Zero Discrimination Day, Parliamentary Event: Addressing Inequalities from a Human Rights perspective (videoconference)
  • 3/03 Participation in the opening ceremony of the Luxembourg City Film Festival 2022
  • 5-7/03 DAC Development informal meeting in Montpellier
  • 16/03 Signing of a new agreement with the International Labour Organization (ILO) (videoconference)


  • 3-6/04 Working visit to Kosovo
  • 6-7/04 Working visit to Vienna, Austria, and discussion with Gerd Müller, Director General of UNIDO
  • 20/04 Discussion with Jesse Jean, Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti
  • 20/04 Participation in “Microfinance at Midday” at the Bank of Luxembourg
  • 20/04 Launch of the Business Partnership Facility (BPF) at the Chamber of Commerce
  • 23/04 Participation in the “Bildung fir nohalteg Entwécklung” fair in Leudelange
  • 29/04 Presentation of the UNFPA State of the World Population report


  • 2/05 Joint visit with Yuriko Backes, Minister for Finance, + Signature SPTF, emf-P & CGAP (Consultative Group to Assist the Poor) to the House of Microfinance
  • 5/05 Participation in the signing ceremony of an agreement between the Luxembourg Stock Exchange and UN Women
  • 19-20/05 Meeting of Development FAC in Brussels
  • 31/05 Annual meeting of the ICRC Donor Support Group and bilateral discussion with Peter Maurer, President of the ICRC in Luxembourg
  • 31/05 Discussion, lunch and press conference with Peter Sands, Director of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria
  • 31/05 Diplomatic conference (videoconference)


  • 5-8/06 Working visit to Niger and Rwanda with the Prime Minister
  • 29/06 Discussion with Carlos Fernandes Semedo, Ambassador of Cabo Verde
  • 29/06 Participation in the award ceremony of the 7th European Civil Protection Forum
  • 30/06 Inauguration of the International Humanitarian Law course, at the National Museum of Military History in Diekirch


  • 4-5/07 Participation in the Ukraine Recovery Conference, Lugano, Switzerland
  • 8/07 Visit by Alexandra Hill Tinoco, El Salvador’s Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 11/07 Presentation of the Humanitarian Strategy and the Annual Report to the Committee on Foreign and European Affairs at the Chamber of Deputies
  • 11/07 Partnership committee meeting with Niger (videoconference)
  • 13-16/07 Participation in the High-Level Political Forum and presentation of the Voluntary National Review in New York
  • 18/07 Return of the mid-term review of Senegal’s ICP IV
  • 20-22/07 Working visit to Kosovo – Signing of the bilateral cooperation agreement and Memorandum of Understanding with Deputy Prime Minister Besnik Bislimi
  • 26-30/07 Working visit to Mongolia


  • 19/08 Press conference — Presentation of the new humanitarian strategy


  • 6-9/09 Working visit to the Occupied Palestinian Territories
  • 17/09 Celebration of 40 years of CITIM (Third World Information Centre)
  • 21/09 Joint Environment and Development Cooperation Committee — Presentation of the final Voluntary National Review report
  • 23/09 Visit to Luxembourg by the Bangladeshi partners of the Friendship Luxembourg NGDO


  • 1/10 Participation in the Solidarity Pyramid of the NGO Handicap International
  • 1/10 Lunch at Festival Nepal at the FNEL Home centre in Cents
  • 3/10 Visit by Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization
  • 5/10 Meeting with the LuxDev Board of Directors
  • 5/10 Signing of a new junior technical assistants (JTAs) agreement with LuxDev
  • 5/10 Joint discussion with Yuriko Backes, Minister for Finance, with CGAP, and signing of a new agreement
  • 13/10 Courtesy discussion with Luvsanvandan Bold, Ambassador of Mongolia
  • 14/10 Partnership committee meeting with Laos


  • 2-4/11 Co-Presidency of the European Congress on Global Education and adoption of the Declaration on Global Education to 2050 in Dublin, Ireland
  • 16/ 11 Statement to the Chamber of Deputies on Luxembourg’s development cooperation policy
  • 17/11 Inauguration of the ICRC Delegation for Cyberspace in Luxembourg
  • 17/11 Participation in the European Microfinance Award 2022
  • 19/11 Participation in the Luxembourg Red Cross Bazaar
  • 24/11 Discussion with the ambassadors of the Central American Integration System (SICA)


  • 5-8/12 Working visit to Laos with H.R.H. the Grand Duke
  • 12/12 Participation in the 2022 Effective Development Cooperation Summit, Geneva, Switzerland (videoconference)
  • 15/12 Development cooperation conference + reception celebrating 10 years of
  • 16/12 Development cooperation conference
  • 19/12 Working visit by Romuald Wadagni, Benin’s Minister for Economy and Finance, and Aurélien Agbénonci, Benin’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, to Luxembourg
  • 19/12 Discussion with Emanuela Del Re, European Union Special Representative for the Sahel