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Marseille - The participants, gathered during two days in the city hall of Marseille, stressed out the need for sustainable urban planning in the region and cooperation between urban planners and public actors in the framework of the Union for the Mediterranean in order to address the future challenges.

Deputy Secretary General for Transport and Urban Development Yigit Alpogan was invited to speak at this International Forum organized by the Co-presidency of the UfM, Egypt and France. It gathered experts and political actors from all Mediterranean basin to debate the future of Mediterranean...

Paris – Secretary General Ahmad Masa’deh underscored the importance that culture can play in fostering ties around the Mediterranean basin during a visit he paid to the Arab World Institute (Institut du Monde Arabe).

Member of European Parliament and President of the Institute Dominique Baudis briefed Secretary General Masa’deh on the mandate and activities of the Institute and the role it plays in developing a Mediterranean culture. Masa’deh and Baudis agreed to explore venues for common work in the future in light of the UfMS’s mandate in social and education domains and in close coope...

Cairo – UfMS Secretary General Ahmad Masa’deh conducted a working visit to the headquarters of the League of Arab States on 16-17 September 2010 and held bilateral talks with its Secretary General Amr Moussa. The two parties agreed to augment ties between the two institutions in the future. Masa’deh also met in separate meetings the foreign ministers of Tunisia, Lebanon and Bahrain.

Talks examined the political situation in the Middle East and its effect on the work of the Union for the Mediterranean, tools of cooperation between the two institutions, and prospects for economic proje...

Cairo - UfMS Secretary General Ahmad Masa’deh conducted a two-day official visit to Egypt during which he met with Foreign Minister Ahmed Aboul Gheit and other senior Egyptian officials in various ministries and authorities.

Foreign Minister of Egypt Ahmed Aboul Gheit received at his office on 15 September 2010 the UfMS Secretary General Ahmad Masa’deh. During the meeting the two officials exchanged views on the state of play of the Union for the Mediterranean and the future activities of the Secretariat.

Masa’deh briefed the Minister on the work accomplished thus-far at the Secretariat i...

Barcelona - Eric Besson, French Minister of Immigration and Solidarity Development was hosted by Secretary General Ahmad Masa'deh at the Secretariat on 2 September 2010. The two officials discussed during their bilateral meeting and an official dinner hosted by the Secretary General prospects of cooperation between France and the UfMS, particularly issues concerning the French project of the Mediterranean Office for Youth initiated by the French minister and supported by various Euro Mediterranean countries.

Besson briefed Masa’deh on the details of the Mediterranean Office for Youth...