Business Development

During the 20th French Annual Ambassadors’ Conference, President Hollande said: “My priority is to develop what I call a Mediterranean of projects... I want the expertise of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean to be used at maximum”

Paris, 28 August 2012. The Secretary General of the UfM, Fathallah Sijilmassi, attended the opening ceremony of the 20th Annual French Ambassadors’ Conference, chaired by President François Hollande and held on 27th August in Paris.

During the opening speech President Hollande said: “My priority is to develop what I call a Medite...

UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi welcomed the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel García-Margallo, at the premises of the UfM. Both parties agreed on continuing to develop common synergies to boost an operational collaboration based on concrete actions.

Barcelona, 19th September, 2012. During his working visit to Barcelona, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, visited the premises of the Union for the Mediterranean and held talks with Secretary General Sijilmassi.  Both parties exchanged views in light of the current tran...

A workshop on "The Methods of Formulation and Presentation of Economic Projects" was held in Tunis on Tuesday 10th July by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) in collaboration with Tunisia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Tunis, 10th July, 2012. The workshop aimed to provide 80 executives working in the Tunisian Ministries and public enterprises with technical training and help them develop achievable projects that could be funded.

Since its launch, in March 2010, the UfM has been endeavouring to energise partnership and co-operation between the Mediterranean northern and southern rims, t...

Secretary General Sijilmassi addressed the audience in a panel devoted to “Partnership and Institution Building in the Southern Mediterranean”.

Dubrovnik, 7th July, 2012. The Secretary General of the UfM attended the Croatia Summit, held in Dubrovnik on 6th and 7th July 2012. In his speech he emphasized the present opportunity for both the Southern Mediterranean region and Europe to strengthen regional cooperation. Mr Sijilmassi highlighted that the Union for the Mediterranean stands ready today uniquely suited as a key forum of 43 partners to promote regional cooperation and integr...

The Senior Official Meeting of the UFM took place in Barcelona on June 28th

Barcelona, 28th June. The Senior Officials of the UFM met on June 28th in Barcelona within the framework of the regular meetings between the 43 UfM country members.

During this meeting a major announcement was made: Jordan expressed its willingness to assume the southern co-presidency of the UfM. The Jordanian announcement was welcomed unanimously by all the representatives. The northern co-presidency is assumed by the European Union since March, 2012. The Co-presidency was assumed previously by France and Eg...

The Union for the Mediterranean and the Anna Lindh Foundation agreed on a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen their mutual cooperation and enhance their joint efforts to boost the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership.

The Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation, Andreu Claret, was present at the premises of the UfM in Barcelona for a working visit with the Secretary General of the UfM to explore future ways of cooperation.

Both institutions agreed on a greater exchange of information between both institutions, on regular invitations to each other’s activities, and to a greater...