Bausch (Déi Gréng), who also serves as deputy prime minister, met with French minister for transport Jean-Baptiste Djebbari at the Hôtel de Roquelaure during a one-day visit to Paris. The agenda included discussions ahead of October’s intergovernmental commission, which includes a follow up on the 2018 Memorandum of Understanding that commits Luxembourg to contribute to railway improvements in France, particularly on the Luxembourg-Thionville-Metz line.
A statement from the ministry says the two governments have agreed on a common supplementary budget for infrastructure projects that should make it possible to initially provide passenger trains with additional carriages and increased capacity, and to then increase the frequency of trains on the Luxembourg-Thionville-Metz line to up to eight regional services and one TGV train during peak hours.
The two ministers also agreed to work together to set up new offers for night trains and international connections to the south and east of France.
Afterwards, in his role as minister for defence, Bausch met French minister for the armed forces Florence Parly to discuss deepening military cooperation between the two countries, particularly in the area of military training, with a view to strengthening interoperability.