PM Bettel Visits Amazon, Google, Cisco HQs on US West Coast

Following his trip to New York as part of the UN General Assembly, Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel continued his trip to the United States on the West Coast.

The Luxembourg Minister of State and Minister of Media and Telecommunications visited innovative companies which are active in the field of new technologies in San Francisco and met with several of their leaders.

In particular, Bettel had the opportunity to visit the AmazonLab126, which works in the research and innovation sector. During the interview with managers, they presented the latest developments of Amazon in Luxembourg. It was confirmed that the company with approximately 2,000 employees in the Grand Duchy will continue its development plan and the current target is to hire 350 additional staff.

Moreover, during a meeting with Cisco, the decision was made to set up a public-private partnership between Luxembourg and the company in the field of finance, security and education. On this last point, close co-operation with the University of Luxembourg will be foreseen.

The Prime Minister also visited Googleplex and in a meeting with Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the company presented its current and future projects and activities, before Bettel then went to Los Angeles, where he will have an interview with officials of Space X and Boeing.