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According to the “New York Times”, the words of the Minister of Foreign Affairs after the riots on Capitol Hill would not have pleased his counterpart Mike Pompeo. Passing through Europe, the latter thus made it known that he would ultimately not come to the Grand Duchy.

According to the “New York Times”, the words of the Minister of Foreign Affairs after the riots on Capitol Hill would not have pleased his counterpart Mike Pompeo. Passing through Europe, the latter thus made it known that he would ultimately not come to the Grand Duchy.

(ASdN) – After the attack on the Capitol, Jean Asselborn (LSAP) did not mince his words, attributing the responsibility for the riots to outgoing President Donald Trump. Words from the Minister of Foreign Affairs that would not have gone unnoticed across the Atlantic. According to the “New York Times”, this would even be the reason for the cancellation of the visit of his American counterpart Mike Pompeo to Luxembourg.

While in Europe, Mike Pompeo had indeed wished to make a detour through the Grand Duchy … before changing his mind. A last minute cancellation confirmed by the Luxembourg Minister to our colleagues from Luxemburger Wort. However, he did not wish to comment on the possible reasons for this change of program.

The Secretary of State will nevertheless travel as planned to Belgium where he is expected Wednesday in Brussels. According to the American newspaper, he should take advantage of this last trip to “reaffirm the deep and lasting partnership between the United States and Belgium and the unwavering support of the United States for NATO”.


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