Luxembourg’s prime minister was in New York for the UN assembly, but found time to meet many other people and attend events.
Xavier Bettel attended the opening session of the Wall Street Stock Exchange, where he rang the famous bell on Monday 18 September.
He then went to the opening of the 72nd general assembly of the United Nations in New York. The overarching theme of the assembly was to focus on peace and a sustainable planet. Bettel said: “the fight for peace calls for dialogue in a spirit of compromise.” He had a bilateral meeting with António Guterres, in which they talked about a global pact for migration, the importance of peace in Africa and the situation in the Middle East.
The prime minister also attended the launch of the global pact for the environment.