Carlo Krieger, pictured here at the Chamber of Commerce in 2017, leads Luxembourg’s latest diplomatic mission in Brazil.
Photo: Lala La Photo (archives)
Luxembourg’s latest full diplomatic mission will be officially inaugurated on 1 March.
Foreign minister Jean Asselborn will join Luxembourg’s ambassador to Brazil, Carlo Krieger, to inaugurate the grand duchy’s newest embassy will also attend the ceremony in the capital, Brasilia. Krieger took up his post as ambassador last September and was working out of the Belgian embassy until the premises for the Luxembourg embassy were ready.
Asselborn will also meet with his Brazilian counterpart, Marcos Galvão, and the president of the Brazilian parliament, Rodrigo Maia, during his visit.
The embassy is the first that Luxembourg has opened in south America. The foreign ministry says it underlines the grand duchy’s ambitions to have a more visible operational presence in the country and also to enhance its diplomatic, political, economic and cultural ties with south America. Luxembourg also has a network of honorary consuls in the Brazilian cities of Belo Horizonte, Sao Paulo, Rio and Porto Alegre.
The embassy in Brasilia is one of 172 Luxembourg diplomatic and consular representations abroad.