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The Embassy of Luxembourg in Abu Dhabi celebrated the birthday of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

Published Sunday June 24 2012

On the 24th of June, the Embassy of Luxembourg in Abu Dhabi celebrated the birthday of His Royal Highness the Grand Duke of Luxembourg.

A cocktail reception was held at the Sofitel Hotel in the presence of H.E. Jumaa Mubarak Al Junaibi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Al Hamad, Director Department of European Affairs.

Following the UAE and Luxembourg anthems Mr Marc Scheer, chargé d’affaires a.i. of the Embassy and Executive Director of LTIO welcomed the guests and in his short speech gave an overview over the history and the economy of Luxembourg. He stated that “demographic and geographic size is not everything. Heritage, values and mind-set are important.” Marc Scheer described the approach that contributes to the success of Luxembourg with: "embracing change without forgetting our origins, being pragmatic while respecting our values."

A pleasant atmosphere reigned among the 250 guests, which included members of the Luxembourg community living in the UAE. Pictures and video clips of Luxembourg were to be seen on two large screens during the entire event.

This function was sponsored by ArcelorMittal, Arendt&Medernach, KBL European Private Bankers, Loyens&Loeff, SES, and it received the logistic support of Cargolux.

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