The Ministry

Mission Statement

The ministry defines and implements Luxembourg's foreign and European policy. It coordinates the Luxembourg government's external action. The ministry acts in the best interest of Luxembourg and its citizens. It endeavours to promote a coherent approach towards diplomacy, defence and development.

A founding member of most of the major international institutions, including the European Union and the United Nations, Luxembourg is a fervent advocate of European integration and multilateralism. Luxembourg's diplomacy defends the values of liberty, peace and security. It is committed to democracy, human rights, good governance and the rule of law, solidarity and sustainable development, motivated by a constant concern to preserve and strengthen the framework of international law.

Luxembourg's diplomacy serves the people of Luxembourg, state institutions the private sector and civil society to promote and defend the full range of Luxembourg’s interests abroad in the political, economic and commercial, cultural and consular arenas while promoting the country's brand image.


The range of competence of the ministry is fixed by the Government regulation.

The ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Defence, Development Cooperation and Foreign Trade comprises a general secretariat and eight directorates.

Vacancies within the ministry are posted online on the civil service portal, except for electoral observation missions and calls for applicants for development co-operation positions. To enable you to keep better track of your application, we advise you to contact our service.

The ministry's public contracts are published on the public contracts portal. Certain public contracts can be highlighted in our dedicated heading.

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