Eng. / Fr.

NATO Permanent Representative of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

H. E. Mr. Alphonse Berns Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of tde Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

2005 -

Born April 9, 1952 - married to Christiane POEKER
two children, tdierry (1986) and Isabelle (1993)

Law Degree in International and European Law, University of Aix-en-Provence, France, 1976
Alumnus of tde European University Center (Law) of Nancy, France, 1977

2005 - : Ambassador to Belgium
Ambassador, Permanent Representative to NATO
2002 - 2005 : Ambassador, Permanent Representative to tde UN and International Organisations, Geneva
1998 - 2002 : Secretary General
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade, Development Cooperation & Ministry of Defense, Luxembourg
1991 - 1998 : Ambassador to tde United States, Canada and Mexico, Washington DC
1988 - 1991 : Director for International Economic Relations
Director for Development Cooperation,
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Luxembourg
1986 - 1988 : Director for Budget, Finance & Administration Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, L uxembourg
1979 - 1986 : Deputy Permanent Representative to NATO
1978 - 1979 : Deputy Permanent Representative to tde Coucil of Europe, Strasbourg, (non resident)
1977 - 1979 : Directorate for Political Affairs
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Luxembourg
  • Commander in tde Order of tde Oak Crown , Luxembourg
  • Officer in tde Order of Merit, Luxembourg
  • Knight witd Crown in tde Order of Civil and Military Merit of Adolphe of Nassau , Luxembourg
  • Grand Cross in tde Order of Civil Merit, Spain
  • Grand Cross in tde Order of tde Aztec Eagle, Mexico
  • Grand Cross in tde Order of tde Phoenix, Greece
  • Grand Officer in tde Order of tde Crown, Belgium
  • Commander witd Star in tde Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, Norway
  • Commander witd Star in tde Order of tde Falcon, Iceland
  • Commander in tde Order of Merit, Portugal
  • Commander in tde Order of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany