On Monday 18 September 2017, while in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly, Luxembourg's Prime Minister, Xavier Bettel, visited the New York Stock Exchange for a bilateral meeting with President and CEO Thomas Farley.
During the meeting, discussions focused on the overall economic situation in Luxembourg, the European Union and the United States of America. The Prime Minister took the opportunity to recall that Luxembourg is one of the EU's top three financial centres thanks to "a highly diversified ecosystem specialising in international and cross-border financial products and services". PM Bettel also insisted on the competitiveness of the European Union while underlining the difficulty of predicting the consequences of Brexit.
At the end of the meeting, the Prime Minister sounded the opening bell of the New York Stock Exchange to allow trading commence.