Minister of foreign affairs and of immigration & asylum Jean Asselborn (LSAP) was in Wasserbillig on Saturday for the opening of a new accommodation centre for those seeking international protection.
Minister Jean Asselborn flanked by Ethiopian atheletes Tekuam Bisetegn and Yonas Kinde
The site, comprised of 11 former custom houses, have been converted to provide accommodation for up to 63 residents over the month of September.
Residents will be mixed, meaning families, men and single women will be on the same site, which aims to serve as a welcome structure until the asylum seekers receive a response to their request for international protection.
On Saturday, the new residents were able to tour the site and pose questions to those present, which included not just Asselborn but also Mertert commune mayor Jérôme Laurent and heads of the national reception office and the Luxembourg Red Cross, which manages the site.
The structure is the 57th one under the responsibility of the national reception office.