On 4 October 2022, Minister of Defence, François Bausch, participated in the ninth edition of the Warsaw Security Forum. François Bausch was invited as a speaker at two panel discussions and he had a bilateral meeting with Hanno Pevkur, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia.
At the first panel discussion, entitled New Lend-Lease-Act – How to enhance NATO's Frontline States?, François Bausch emphasized the importance of keeping up European and transatlantic solidarity and military support to Ukraine, in order to allow it to defend itself, as enshrined in the UN charter. François Bausch also highlighted Luxembourg's contribution to the security of NATO's Frontline States, namely through the provision of high-end space capabilities.
The second panel discussion, Europe's Green Future: Climate & Security Perspective, focused on geopolitical trends and developments, the opportunities and risks of the energy transition and energy dependency, decarbonziation of the defence sector, as well as on the prospects for climate security beyond Europe's borders.
Minister of Defence, François Bausch, also had a bilateral meeting with Hanno Pevkur, Minister of Defence of the Republic of Estonia. Discussions covered predominantly the current situation in Ukraine and efforts undertaken by EU Member States and NATO Allies. The Ministers underlined the importance of continuing support to Ukraine. François Bausch explained: "So far, Luxembourg has contributed lethal and non-lethal equipment worth 72 million, which corresponds to 16% of our annual defense budget."
The Warsaw Security Forum is an international platform, organised by the Casimir Pulaski Foundation and the German Marshall Fund of the United States, where some 1,500 heads of government, ministers and international experts discuss transatlantic and European security.
Released by the Directorate of Defence