The Luxembourg and Belgian Sovereigns at ULiège

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As part of the State Visit to Belgium (16-18 April), the Luxembourg and Belgian Sovereigns were at the University of Liège on Thursday to attend a Belgo-Luxembourg seminar on Cyberdefence and Space, organised by the Luxembourg Space Agency with Belgian and Luxembourg partners. 

The event at ULiège, the only university visited during the State Visit, took place in two parts:

  • Participation in the seminar "Security and Defence challenges in and from Space", Salle Académique, during which Luxembourg Minister Lex Delles (Economy, Energy and Tourism), Yuriko Backes (Defence) and Belgian Minister Ludivine Dedonder (Defence), Thomas Dermine, Secretary of State (Strategic Recovery Plan and Investment, Science Policy) addressed Grand Duke Henri and King Philippe.
  • A panel on communications security, in the Rectorat's meeting room, introduced by Rector Anne-Sophie Nyssen and moderated by Marc Serres, Director General of the Luxembourg space agency, in the presence of several representatives of technology companies (Amos, Hitec, Thales, Cyberwal, Proximus) as well as the Centre Spatial de Liège (Pr Serge Habraken, Academic Director) and the representative of the European SES programme.

Welcomed by the Rector of ULiège, the Mayor of the City of Liège and the Governor of the Province of Liège, Grand Duke Henri and King Philippe left the University for lunch at the Provincial Palace before greeting the local population on Place Saint-Lambert, this last event officially closing the State Visit.

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