Ambassador of Luxembourg Paul Dühr presented his credentials to the President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca.
During the ceremony, the President of Malta and the Ambassador discussed bilateral relations.
Mr Dühr was born in Luxembourg in 1956. After completing his secondary education at the Athénée grand-ducal in Luxembourg and in the United States, he received a Master’s degree in private law from the University of Aix-Marseille III before being admitted to the Luxembourg bar association.
He started his diplomatic career in February 1985 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Luxembourg as legation attaché in the Directorate for Political Affairs, before being appointed Deputy Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the Council of Europe from 1986 to 1989. In 1989, Mr Dühr served as a European correspondent. From 1990 to 1998, he served as Deputy Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the United Nations, the World Trade Organisation, and International Organisations in Geneva. In 1998 Mr Dühr was appointed Ambassador of Luxembourg to Portugal, where he stayed until 2003 before becoming Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the Western European Union, and Representative to the European Union’s Political and Security Committee. In 2007, he became Minister Plenipotentiary in ordinary service and Secretary General of the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Immigration. He was also accredited as non-resident Ambassador to the Holy See. In 2012, he was appointed Ambassador of Luxembourg to France, Permanent Representative to the OECD, and Permanent Delegate to the UNESCO.
Ambassador Paul Dühr took up his duties as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the grand Duchy of Luxembourg to Italy on 21st September 2017. He has also been appointed as Permanent Representative of Luxembourg to the UN International Organizations based in Rome (FAO, IFAD, and WFP).
Mr Dühr is married and has two children.