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  • Celebration of the National Day of Luxembourg at the Ambassador's Residence in Abu Dhabi Statement 24/06/2018

    On 23 June 2018, the Ambassador of Luxembourg invited the Luxembourg community in the UAE to the Luxembourg residence for a reception on the occasion of the Luxembourg National Day. The reception brought together Luxembourgish citizens, businesses and friends in the UAE in a family friendly atmosphere while Luxembourg culinary specialities brought back good memories far from home. There are currently almost 100 Luxemburgish nationals registered with the Embassy and about 20 Luxembourgish businesses present in the UAE.

    Originally, National Day in Luxembourg was held on 23 January, celebrating the birthday of  Grand Duchess Charlotte. In later years, in the 1960s, the celebrations were moved to 23 June to ensure more clement weather conditions.

  • Visit of H.E. the Minister of State for Financial Affairs Obeid Al Tayer to Luxembourg Statement 20/06/2018

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    Following numerous high level visits of both countries in recent months, H.E. the minister of State for Financial Affairs Obeid Al Tayer visited Luxembourg on June 20. On this occasion, the minister of Finance of Luxembourg, Mr. Pierre Gramegna, hold constructive and fruitful discussions with his Emirati counterpart on cooperation opportunities on financial and fiscal matters. Among other topics, both parties convened that the fintech sector offers promising cooperation perspectives. Both agreed that they would support initiatives to deepen collaboration between relevant institutions of both countries.

    Finally, the Emirati delegation visited the Luxembourg House of Financial Technologies LHoFT, the dedicated platform for the development of the fintech ecosystem in Luxembourg.

  • Presentations and discussions by Banque Internationale à Luxembourg and Arendt & Medernach at the Residence of Luxembourg Statement 08/05/2018

    The Dubai branches of Banque Internationale de Luxembourg (BIL), the oldest Luxembourg bank, and Arendt&Medernach, Luxembourg's largest law firm,  held a common seminar at the Residence of the Ambassador of Luxembourg in Abu Dhabi on 7 May 2018, organised with the support of the Embassy of Luxembourg and the Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office in Abu Dhabi.

    The Luxembourg Ambassador to the UAE HE Elisabeth Cardoso welcomed the audience of business people and investors with an introduction on the investment and business-friendly approach of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg.  Following this intervention, Hans Götti, senior economic adviser at BIL, shared his insights on the current economic situation and investment opportunities on international markets. Bishr Shiblaq, head of Arendt&Medernach, then presented Luxembourg as a leading hub for international investment activities in real estate. The seminar was followed by a networking cocktail and more in-depth discussions on Luxembourg as a prime business location.

  • Breaking ground ceremony on the Luxembourg plot at the Expo 2020 Dubai Statement 01/05/2018

    Luxembourg and Expo 2020 Dubai held a ground breaking ceremony on 28 April 2018 in Dubai. HE Deputy Prime minister and Minister of the Economy Etienne Schneider was accompanied by HE Commissioner General of Luxembourg Maggy Nagel and HE the Ambassador of Luxembourg to the UAE Elisabeth Cardoso for the ground breaking ceremony on the Luxembourg plot at the Expo 2020 Dubai. HE Najeeb Mohammed Al-Ali, Executive Director, Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, was also in attendance.

  • Luxembourg and the United Arab Emirates deepen economic and trade cooperation : visit of H.E Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri to Luxembourg Statement 18/04/2018

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    Upon invitation of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Economy Mr. Etienne Schneider, the Minister of the Economy of the United Arab Emirates H.E. Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri visited Luxembourg on April 19. On this occasion, he was accompanied by a delegation of high-level officials from the Ministry of the Economy, the Federation of Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Dubai and the UAE Space Agency.

    Luxembourg and the UAE have strong and longstanding relations in the political, economic and financial fields while numerous official visits from both sides have developed into a deep partnership.

    During the visit, the ministers discussed ways to reinforce the economic and technical cooperation between the two countries with a view to further explore mutually beneficial opportunities in various sectors i.e. logistics, tourism and space. Luxembourg and the UAE have recently signed a MoU of cooperation in the space sector to support exchange of expertise and technologies and develop common space research projects.

    A highlight of the excellent bilateral cooperation between Luxembourg and the UAE will be the participation of Luxembourg in the Expo 2020 Dubai where more than 25 millions of visitors from around the world are expected. Luxembourg is among the first countries to sign the participation agreement and the first to hold a ground-breaking ceremony on its plot.

    During his stay, H.E. Al Mansouri also met with representatives of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce. He visited the Luxembourg Freeport as well as the Luxembourg satellite company SES.

     

  • FrancOfilm: Luxembourg cinema is back in the UAE! Press Release 07/05/17

    Both in Abu Dhabi and in Dubai, with the following movie: THE ROBBERS
    Synopsis:
    Karl Escher has just spent three years in prison. He was innocent but pleaded guilty in order to protect his father, a well-known banker. Karl suspects his ambitious brother Franz to launder money.


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