High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/Vice-President of the European Commission, Josep Borrell, chaired today the third EU-Southern Neighbourhood Ministerial Meeting in Barcelona, in which Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, also participated.
The meeting was an opportunity to review the progress made in the implementation of the new Agenda for the Mediterranean adopted in February, as well as the Economic and Investment Plan for the region, as part of the strategy for a Renewed Partnership.
The meeting, which brought together Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the EU and the Southern Neighbourhood region, focused on the need to boost sustainable economic and human development and building more inclusive and equal societies to reduce the gaps between both shores of the Mediterranean. Ministers exchanged on the need to create economic opportunities, especially for the young people, and on ways to work together on resolving conflicts in the region and regulating migration.
Discussions also focussed on the need to accelerate the green economic transition and to “build back better” in the context of the post-corona recovery and the Glasgow Climate Pact.
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