Since 1980, the development cooperation policy has been one of the central tenets of Luxembourg's foreign policy. Based on targeted partnerships and underpinned by the key principles of reliability, commitment and expertise, the policy is geared towards the eradication of poverty, especially in the least developed countries, and is consistent with the goal of sustainable development.
The general elections in the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg took place on 20 October 2013. On 29 October, the LSAP, DP and déi gréng delegations gathered under the presidency of the formateur Xavier Bettel in order to initiate the coalition negotiations for the formation of the new government. On 29 November, the three parties signed the coalition agreement.