April 2019 \ Cover Story \ Cover Story
Ambassador’s Address

I am extremely happy to introduce you to this special issue ...

  • H.E. Mr Jean Claude Kugener

Dear Readers,

I am extremely happy to introduce you to this special issue of the India Empire magazine dedicated to Luxembourg. It is an excellent occasion to present my country in this exceptional year as we are currently celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic relations between the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the Republic of India, signed on 1 July 1948, as well as the upcoming 90th Anniversary of Luxembourg’s first Vice-Consulate in Bombay, established on 5 November 1929.

When I had the honour to present my credentials to the Honorable President, His Excellency Mr Ram Nath Kovind at Rashtrapati Bhawan, a few weeks after my arrival in India 6 months ago, I was given the opportunity to highlight the deep and longstanding relations between both our countries.

Over the decades, Luxembourg and India have become strong partners and our relations have been further strengthened since the inauguration of the resident Embassy in Delhi in 2002. It’s a beautiful friendship that has been notably built on many bilateral high-level visits. Luxembourg ranks as 16th largest Foreign Direct Investor in India and has large economic, commercial and financial ties with India. Some of our companies that are present in or working with India will be presented in the following pages.