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Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn attends 70th Anniversary NATO Ministerial Meeting

Published Friday April 05 2019

On April 3-4, 2019, the Minister for Foreign and European Affairs of Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, participated in the Ministerial Meeting held in Washington at the occasion of NATO’s 70th Anniversary (click here for the joint statement by the NATO Foreign Ministers).

Minister Asselborn stressed the strong commitment of Luxembourg, one of the 12 founding Members of the Alliance, to NATO and the importance of facing new threats to our security and global challenges together. 

On the eve of the Ministerial meeting, Foreign Minister Asselborn, together with his Belgian colleague Didier Reynders, laid a wreath at the Battle of the Bulge Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

2019 marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, the largest and bloodiest battle fought by the United States in the European theater during World War II. Recalling the over 5.000 Americans soldiers who are laid to rest in the American Military Cemetery in Luxembourg, among them General Patton, who played such a decisive role in the Battle of the Bulge, Minister Asselborn stressed that “Luxembourgers of all generations will never forget the sacrifices that the American people, and so many young Americans, made to free Luxembourg from foreign oppression twice during the last century.” 

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