L-R: Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg's Minister of Foreign and European Affairs; Don Pramudwinai, Thailand's Minister for Foreign Affairs; Credit: MAEE

On Tuesday 11 February 2020, Luxembourg's Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn, received his Thai counterpart Don Pramudwinai in Luxembourg.

The working visit of Thailand's Minister of Foreign Affairs offered an opportunity for the two ministers to take stock of the bilateral relations between Luxembourg and Thailand and to discuss current issues.

Jean Asselborn praised the quality of bilateral relations, which were marked last year by the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Luxembourg and Thailand. In this context, the ministers noted the good cooperation between the two countries in multilateral forums and the continuous strengthening of economic and trade relations, particularly in the services sector. For his part, Don Pramudwinai noted the opportunities for enhanced cooperation that exist in financial services, including sustainable finance, as well as in the air services sector, in the context of the development of the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC).

The bilateral meeting also allowed the ministers to reflect on the development of cooperation between the European Union, Thailand and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).

Finally, Ministers Asselborn and Pramudwinai had an in-depth exchange of views on the latest developments in Europe, including Brexit, and on the dynamics at work in Asia, in particular within ASEAN and relations between the ASEAN countries and China, India and Japan.