Minister Jean Asselborn meets Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting
On 31 March, the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn, participated in the NATO Foreign Ministers Meeting in Brussels, where he had the pleasure to meet the new US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for the first time.
The Ministerial, chaired by the Secretary General of NATO Jens Stoltenberg, was an opportunity to reaffirm the transatlantic alliance and to discuss the most pressing security challenges that the Alliance has to confront, with a view also to the Meeting of Heads of State and Government of NATO scheduled for 25 May in Brussels.
Minister Asselborn and Secretary Tillerson briefly compared notes on issues of common concern and expressed the hope that they could soon meet for more in-depth discussions.
In his intervention on the challenges that NATO faces, Minister Asselborn reaffirmed Luxembourg’s commitment to continue increasing its defense spending in a sustainable manner, while stressing the importance of a more holistic approach to security and reiterating the relevance of development cooperation as a contribution to stabilization and conflict prevention, and highlighting Luxembourg’s commitment in this field.