Last night, Ambassador Robert and Mrs. Julie Mandell hosted a New Year’s Reception for a couple hundred of guests from the political, business and cultural sectors. While wishing everyone a happy and very successful New Year, the Ambassador also said farewell to Luxembourg. He handed in his resignation to President Obama effective, 27 February 2015. After thanking HRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, the Government and the people of Luxembourg for their warmth, friendship and hospitality, the Ambassador concluded by saying: “It’s been a great privilege to have served my President and a great honor to represent the United States in Luxembourg. Luxembourg has become my second home. I will be forever grateful for the friends and memories I have made here. And I will take those friendships and memories with me back to America …. Äddi a Villmools Merci!
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