(L-R) Xavier Bettel, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister; Olaf Scholz, Chancellor of Germany; Credit: ME

On Monday 22 May 2023, Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel stayed in Berlin on a work visit, during which he met Chancellor Olaf Scholz at the Federal Chancellery and delivered a eulogy during the presentation of the “Politikaward” to the Minister-President of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hendrik Wüst.

During their meeting, Luxembourg's Prime Minister and the German Chancellor discussed European issues, including the multiannual financial framework, economic governance and institutional reform of the European Union. The two counterparts also discussed current international issues, in particular Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine and relations between Europe and China. Finally, they discussed bilateral issues, such as cross-border cooperation.

At the German magazine Politik & Kommunikation's annual awards ceremony, Xavier Bettel presented the Politician of the Year award to Hendrik Wüst and gave a speech in honour of the latter's political work.

Ahead of the Prime Minister's speech, the two colleagues met bilaterally.