The Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn, the Minister of Finance, Pierre Gramegna, and the Minister of the Economy, Franz Fayot, participated in the Meeting of the OECD Council at Ministerial Level (MCM) in Paris on October 5-6, 2021. The meeting was chaired by the United States, with South Korea and Luxembourg as vice-chairs.
In the margins of the event, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn had an exchange of views with his American counterpart, Secretary of State Antony Blinken, on US-Luxembourg bilateral relations, as well as the latest international developments. The importance of multilateralism and transatlantic cooperation was also discussed.
Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna met with José W. Fernandez, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment of the United States, and discussed the priorities of a sustainable economic recovery and international tax reform.
Both Ministers Asselborn and Gramegna had a bilateral meeting with John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate. The exchange allowed to take stock of the efforts made by Luxembourg and the United States in the fight against climate change, in particular in the context of sustainable financing and the role of the private sector in mobilizing necessary investments.