Luxembourg's Ministry of the Economy and the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Defence, Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade have reported that the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg will chair an economic mission to Japan from Monday 10 to Thursday 13 June 2024.

Jointly leading this mission are Luxembourg's Minister for Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade, Xavier Bettel, and the Minister of the Economy, SMEs, Energy and Tourism, Lex Delles, accompanied by the General Director of the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Carlo Thelen.

The Hereditary Grand Duke and government ministers will be joined by a business delegation comprising 60 representatives of Luxembourg companies and institutions seeking partnerships with Japanese players and wishing to expand their activities abroad.

The mission is set to take place in Tokyo and Tsukuba. It is organised by the Foreign Trade and Investment Promotion Division of the Foreign Ministry through its Luxembourg Trade and Investment Office (LTIO) in Tokyo, in collaboration with the Luxembourg Embassy in Tokyo, the Ministry of the Economy, the Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce, Luxinnovation and the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA).

According to the ministries, the mission aims to strengthen political and economic relations between the two countries, and will focus on space technologies, digital health technologies, cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). A roundtable discussion, an economic forum, a networking event focusing on startups as well as thematic activities and company visits are on the agenda.

The Hereditary Grand Duke, Minister Bettel and Minister Delles will also be holding a number of political meetings with the Japanese Prime Minister and members of his government.