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Readout of Chief of Space Operations General Raymond visit to Luxembourg on July 20-21.
July 21, 2021

Readout of Chief of Space Operations General Raymond visit to Luxembourg on July 20-21

U.S. Space Force General John W. “Jay” Raymond, Chief of Space Operations, came to the Grand Duchy for a series of meetings, including with Luxembourg Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn, leadership from the Luxembourg Army, the Defense Directorate on space affairs, and SES CEO Steve Collar.  General Raymond also visited the Luxembourg American Cemetery to honor the soldiers who died in the defense of Luxembourg during WWII.

Chargé Mace states:

“It was an honor to host General Raymond for fruitful exchanges with our Luxembourg partners on the strong relationship the United States and Luxembourg continue to build in areas from defense cooperation as NATO allies to space cooperation.

Luxembourg continues to be a crucial partner of the United States as we move together toward the future in space.  Minister Asselborn and Deputy Prime Minister Bausch have been key pieces of that cooperation, meeting and working with U.S. officials on issues ranging from defense to climate change.”


General Raymond states:


“It was a pleasure to meet with Foreign Minister Asselborn to discuss  Luxembourg’s continued efforts in support of NATO and the future of U.S.-Luxembourg space cooperation. With increased access to space and the growing interest and investment across all space sectors, there are significant opportunities to bolster our combined space capabilities through collaboration. The U.S. Space Force looks forward to partnering with Luxembourg on security within the space domain.”

Minister of Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn states:  

“General Raymond’s visit to Luxembourg is a testimony to the depth of our bilateral relations and a strong signal for a renewed transatlantic relationship. As a proud founding member of NATO, Luxembourg is strongly committed to the Alliance. In that context, Luxembourg puts particular importance on the transatlantic relation with the United States, which is certainly at the core of NATO, and especially on the specific relationship we are building together in Space with the US Department of Defense.”

Deputy Prime Minister François Bausch states:

“The visit of General John W. Raymond to Luxembourg testifies to the importance of the commitment of the Luxembourg Defence to the space sector. Through this visit, we intend to deepen and further strengthen the cooperation between the Defences of Luxembourg and the United States in the field of space and more particularly in satellite communications. The United States are the pioneers in this domain and a first choice partner for Luxembourg. Therefore we are looking forward to developing new partnerships with the United States Space Force in the near future.”  


For more information please contact the Public Affairs section at the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg at +352 46 01 23 ext. 21 or at LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov