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Ambassador Gaston Stronck presents Letter of Credence to President Donald Trump

Published Monday September 16 2019

On September 16th, 2019, H.E. Ambassador Gaston Stronck presented his Letter of Credence to H.E. President Donald Trump, thus becoming the 15th Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg accredited to the United States of America. The credentialing ceremony at the White House was an opportunity for Ambassador Stronck to confirm his determination to contribute to the further strengthening of the bonds of deep friendship and intense cooperation that exist between the United States and Luxembourg. 

As, in the 19th century, approximately one third of the Luxembourg population fled poverty and the lack of perspectives in their home country and emigrated to the United States, Ambassador Stronck highlighted that today many Americans of Luxembourg descent live in Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota and that they have kept their close ties with their land of origin, especially through the Luxembourg American Cultural Center in Belgium, Wisconsin. The Ambassador, who is posted in Washington, D.C., after being the Secretary General of the Luxembourg Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, also conveyed to President Trump the gratitude of the Luxembourg population who was liberated twice in the 20th century from foreign oppression by American troops. Gaston Stronck also stressed that the United States and Luxembourg have longstanding economic ties and that the two nations have recently deepened their cooperation in the field of space through the signing of an important memorandum of understanding in May 2019.

The newly appointed Ambassador also mentioned that Luxembourg, as a founding member of the Atlantic Alliance, stands up to its obligations in the framework of NATO and that the Grand Duchy attaches a particular importance to the military cooperation with the United States, being a reliable partner of the US in the fight against terrorism and violent extremism.

President Trump praised the historic ties between the United States of America and Luxembourg and the excellent relationship that he has with the Luxembourg leaders.

Ambassador Stronck is succeeding to Ambassador Sylvie Lucas who returned to Luxembourg where she took over the position of Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs.

Click here for the full resume of Ambassador Stronck.

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