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Union for Mediterranean in Barcelona

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Today the EU top diplomat Federica Mogherini will co-chair, together with Jordan’s Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates, Ayman Safadi, the 2d edition of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in Barcelona.

Johannes Hahn, Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations, will also participate.

The two-day Forum gathers 43 delegations from the members of the UfM and observers and will take place in the UfM headquarters, in the presence of the UfM Secretary General, Fathallah Sijilmassi, and other invitees such as the League of Arab States, the Anna Lindh Foundation, the Parliamentary Assembly of the UfM, ARLEM, EBRD, EIB and the EESC.

The theme of the Forum this year is “Mediterranean in Action: Youth for stability and Development”, centering around youth’s potential as driving force for stability and development and discussing perspectives for strengthening cooperation, synergies and complementaries between main stakeholders towards a better future for the Euro-Mediterranean region.

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