The 1954 signing of the Cultural Agreement between Luxembourg and France will be commemorated during a reception at the Résidence de France, at the invitation of Claire Lignières-Counathe, French Ambassador to Luxembourg, and in the presence of Luxembourg’s Minister of Culture, Eric Thill.

On 8 February 1954, the Cultural Agreement between the Grand Duchy and France was signed, which made it possible to considerably develop cultural relations between the two countries. This gave rise to cooperation between the cultural institutions of both countries, in all areas (live performance, art, audiovisual, heritage, etc.), noted Luxembourg's Ministry of Culture and the Embassy of France in Luxembourg.

This 70th anniversary will be an opportunity to further strengthen ties between the two countries by promoting new cooperation, placing emphasis on young artists and creators, further improving very close cross-border relations and labelling a series of cultural events during 2024.

To mark the strengthening of bilateral cultural relations at the intergovernmental level, an extraordinary Joint Commission will meet during the year at the level of the competent ministries aiming to establish a work programme for the years to come. The commission will report on its work at a future meeting between the Luxembourg and French Ministers of Culture, the ministry added.