A total of 143 diplomats work for Luxembourg’s diplomatic corps, 51 of them women. Although the composition of the corps is just over one-third female, the figure has increased by 60% since 2016, according to figures presented by foreign affairs minister Jean Asselborn (LSAP) during a Thursday press conference. Of the total diplomats, 49% are based in Luxembourg, the rest on missions representing the grand duchy abroad. In total, Luxembourg counts general consuls in New York City and San Francisco in the US. and Shanghai, China, plus 29 bilateral embassies and 5 permanent representations.