Mogherini meets UfM Secretary General Fathallah Sijilmassi

July 7, 2016
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EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini met today with the Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Fathallah Sijilmassi to exchange views on activities of the UfM. Mogherini and Sijilmassi discussed the preparations for the second UfM Regional Forum – an annual conference of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs from all 43 UfM Member states (due in November).

Sijilmassi informed the High Representative about the progress in preparation of the UfM Road Map, a strategic document which will provide the framework for the work of the UfM in the future.
During the meeting, Mogherini commended the work of the UfM in facilitating practical cooperation between all actors in the Mediterranean, including through holding of sectorial Ministerial Meetings on topics crucial for the region, such as Cooperation and Planning last June in Jordan, and its work in successfully implementing UfM labelled regional projects. She stressed the need for further joint efforts in addressing the needs and challenges of our common region. (EU Neighbourhood Info)
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