L-R: Jean Asselborn, Luxembourg's Minister for Foreign and European Affairs; Frank Walter Steinmeier, President of Germany; Javier Solana, former NATO Secretary-General; Credit: MAEE

This year's Munich Security Conference took place on Friday 14 and Saturday 15 February 2020 in Munich, Germany; Luxembourg was represented on this occasion by Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, Jean Asselborn.

The Munich Conference has established itself in recent decades as a key annual event devoted to the most salient international security issues. It offers a unique platform allowing decision-makers and experts to have in-depth exchanges of views on the present and future challenges related to security policy.

Discussions this year focussed on international arms control, transatlantic relations and repeated violations of the rules-based international order.

Luxembourg's Foreign Affairs Minister Jean Asselborn used the occasion of his participation in the conference to exchange views with his colleagues and other senior political leaders. Indeed, he had bilateral interviews with his counterparts from Kuwait, Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, and North Macedonia, Nikola Dimitrov. Minister Asselborn also met with Germany President Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

These exchanges of views allowed participants to take stock of major issues in European and international current affairs as well as on matters relating to bilateral relations.