UfM-Palestine talks on the state of play of Euro-Mediterranean cooperation and regional challenges

January 20, 2016
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The Palestinian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Dr. Riyadh Al-Malki, paid an official visit to the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) Secretariat on 19 January, during which he held talks with the Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi.

The visit provided the opportunity to discuss Euro-Mediterranean cooperation and regional challenges, as well as Palestine’s active involvement in UfM initiatives and projects.

The discussions also focused on the UfM-labelled project “Desalination Facility for the Gaza Strip”, which aims at building a large-scale desalination facility and its associated water supply infrastructure that will supply drinking water to more than 1.8 million Palestinian inhabitants of the Gaza Strip, thereby presenting a long-term solution for the chronic and longstanding water shortage in Gaza.

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