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  • European Film Festival 2015 in Thailand Statement 10/07-09/08 2015

    This year’s European film festival in Thailand "2015 European Union Film Festival" will take place from 10 July to 9 August in three cities across Thailand: Bangkok, Chiang Mai and Khon Kaen.


    The festival showcases 18 quality films from 14 EU countries. All films are screened in their original languages with Thai and English subtitles.

    For more information, please follow: and or contact SF Call Centre at 02 268 8888.


    Luxembourg will be represented by two films: “Mr Hublot", which received the Oscar for the Best Animated Short Film in 2014 and "Dead Man Talking”, a powerful plea for the abolition of the death penalty. The schedule for the screenings is the following:


    12 July at 14.30 p.m. at the SF World Cinema, Central World Bangkok;

    26 July at 14.00 p.m. at the SFX Cinema, Maya Lifestyle Shopping Center Chiang Mai;

    8 August at 13.00 p.m. at the SF Cinema City, Central Plaza Khon Kaen.

    Tickets will be available online on the SF website ( ) and through walk-in at SF box office from 29 June 2015 onwards for the festival in Bangkok (120THB/seat) and from 13 July onwards for the festival in Chiang Mai (80THB/seat). For Khon Kaen, free tickets will be available from 30 minutes before screening at the Festival booth in front of the cinema (first come first serve, maximum two tickets per person per screening).

  • Luxembourg National Day 2015 Statement 23/06/2015

    Despite Grand Duke Henri's actual birthday on April 16, traditionally, since 1961, Luxembourg's National Day is celebrated on June 23. (...)

  • Consultations on Luxembourg’s future support to Lao PDR Statement 23/06/2015

    On June 23 around 50 representatives of the Lao and Luxembourg governments, LuxDev, UN agencies in Laos, NGOs supported by Luxembourg and other development partners gathered in Vientiane to discuss the orientations of Luxembourg’s support to Laos under the 8th National Socio-Economic Development Plan 2016 – 2020. The meeting was co-chaired by Dr. Kikeo Chanthaboury, Vice Minister of Planning and Investment and Mr. Claude Jentgen, Chargé d’Affairs a.i. of the Embassy of Luxembourg in Hanoi. Participants valued Luxembourg’s continued support to the country and reconfirmed the sectors of health, rural development, vocational training in the tourism sector and governance as those sectors in which Lao-Luxembourg development cooperation has a comparative advantage and can make the biggest difference.

    For more information on ongoing Luxembourg Development Cooperation in Lao PDR please click here .

    For more information on bilateral programs implemented by LuxDev please click here .

  • A new hospital to be constructed in Bolikhamxay province in Laos with support from Luxembourg Development Cooperation Statement 22/06/2015

    On June 22, Lao Minister of Health, Prof. Dr. Eksavang Vongvichit, signed the contract with a Lao-Viet company for the upgrade and construction of the Bolikhamxay provincial hospital in Pakxan. (...)

    For more information on Luxembourg Development Cooperation in Laos, please click here .

    For more information on the Lao-Luxembourg Health Sector Support Programme implemented by LuxDev, please click here .

  • Luxembourg and Laos joining forces to raise awareness on the importance of combatting HIV/AIDS Statement 03/06/2015

    On invitation by Luxembourg, Dr. Bounkong Sihavong, Vice-Minister of Health of Lao PDR will join Mr. Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of UNAIDS and Mr. Daouda Diouf, Director of ENDA Santé in a panel discussion organised during the European Development Days taking place in Brussels from 3rd to 4th of June 2015. Under the moderation of Luxembourg Member of Parliament Mr. Marc Angel, the participants will discuss how the ambitious target to effectively treat at least 90% of the people living with HIV by 2020 can help to end the AIDS epidemic. To underline the commitment of Luxembourg as a strong supporter of the UNAIDS initiative 90-90-90, the Minister for Development Cooperation of Luxembourg, Mr. Romain Schneider will have the honour to introduce the discussions.

    More information on the panel discussion can be found on the website of the European Development Days .

    More information on the 90-90-90 initiative can be found on the website of UNAIDS .

  • Luxembourg and UNCTAD support Vietnam's efforts in facilitating investment procedures Statement 02/06/2015

    With financial support from Luxembourg and technical assistance of UNCTAD, the Foreign Investment Agency of the Vietnamese under the Ministry of Planning and Investment of Vietnam, developed an internet platform which provides information to potential investors on company creation, the conclusion of business cooperation contracts and amendments of investment certificates including company registrations in seven cities of Vietnam. The eRegulations Vietnam portal is an effective step-by-step and a hands-on tool for the government of Vietnam to increase the transparency, integrity and accountability of public agencies. It will help to ensure that national laws are applied consistently and to harmonize administrative practices across the country. The internet portal is available under .

    More information on Vietnam-Luxembourg development cooperation is available here .

  • Entrevue de Jean Asselborn avec les ambassadeurs et représentants de l'Association des nations du Sud-Est asiatique (ASEAN) à Luxembourg Statement 27/03/2015

    Le ministre des Affaires étrangères et européennes du Luxembourg, Jean Asselborn, a eu une entrevue avec les ambassadeurs des États-membres de l’Association des nations du Sud-Est asiatique (ASEAN) le 27 mars 2015 à Luxembourg. L’ASEAN regroupe dix pays, à savoir l’Indonésie, la Malaisie, les Philippines, Singapour, la Thaïlande, le Brunei, le Vietnam, le Laos, le Myanmar et le Cambodge. (...)

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  • Ambassador Robert Lauer presented to His Excellency the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Trương Tấn Sang Statement 19/03/2015

    On March 19, 2015, Ambassador Robert Lauer presented to His Excellency the President of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam Trương Tấn Sang, the Letters of credence by which His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri appointed him as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The ceremony took place at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi.

    Mr. Claude Jentgen, Counsellor, Head of the Office for Development Cooperation of the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Hanoi, and Ms. Aurélie Klein, Attachée of the Embassy of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg in Hanoi also attended the ceremony.

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