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The Embassy of Luxembourg in Berlin

Contact

Address: Klingelhöferstrasse 7, Berlin, D-10785

Tel.: (+49) 30 263 95 70
Fax:(+49) 30 263 957 27

E-mail: berlin.amb@mae.etat.lu

http://berlin.mae.lu/

The Ambassador

Amb. Jean Graff

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Jean Graff was born on the 24th of September, 1964 in Luxemburg. He is married, has two children, and has been serving the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg as Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany since 2017.

Graff studied Business Administration at the Université de Lorraine in Nancy, France. After his studies he started working in 1987 at the Ministry of Education of the Grand Duchy. In 1989 he began working in the Department for European Affairs and Economic Relations within the Foreign Ministry in Luxemburg. In 1993 he was appointed Permanent Representative of Luxemburg to the European Union in Brussels. In 1995 he moved to the United States of America to serve as General Consul in the Consulate of Luxemburg in New York until 2001. In 2002 he was appointed Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. In 2008 he returned to Luxemburg to lead the Department for European Affairs and Economic Relations in the Foreign Ministry until 2013 when he was appointed Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg to the Kingdom of Spain and Principality of Andorra where he stayed until 2017 when he was given the title of Ambassador of the Grand Duchy of Luxemburg to the Federal Republic of Germany and moved to Berlin.

Graff speaks Luxemburgish, German, French, English, Dutch, and Spanish.

History

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The relationship between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and Germany is very cordial from a political, economic and cultural point of view. Members of both regional governments and parliaments are in very close contact and cooperate intensively together with regard to European affairs. Currently, around 12,800 Germans live in Luxembourg and among them, many have double nationality. The cooperation area, which is also known as the “Euroregio SaarLorLuxRhine,” is founded on an agreement between the governments of the Federal Republic of Germany, the French Republic and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on cooperation in the border regions, which was signed on October 16th, 1980 and whose main political body is the Greater Region Summit. The principal areas of cross-border cooperation are regional planning, labour mobility, civil defence, culture, tourism and transport.