Meeting of J. Asselborn with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Paulo Portas

Within the framework of the working visit of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Portugal, Paulo Portas, in Luxembourg on 22 February 2013, the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Luxembourg Jean Asselborn, had a meeting with the Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs.

During the meeting, the ministers discussed the bilateral relations, including political, economic and commercial issues.

The ministers touched upon the current situation regarding the Portuguese community in Luxembourg, welcoming the contribution of the Portuguese to the development of the Grand Duchy and the efforts made here to ensure the best integration of the Portuguese in Luxembourg.

In the light of previous experience of Portugal in the UN Security Council, ministers exchanged views on current international issues, particularly the situation in Mali, Syria and the Middle East.