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Madrid - Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Ángel Moratinos and UfMS Secretary General Ahmad Masa'deh signed the Headquarters Agreement of the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean during a ceremony hosted at the Spanish foreign ministry in Madrid on 4 May 2010.

By virtue of this Agreement, Spain recognises the UfMS and accords it the legal personality needed for its operations and the execution of its mandate, in addition to betowing upon it such immunities, rights and privileges akin to other international organisations and diplomatic missions accredited and working in Spain.

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Barcelona - UfMS Secretary General Ahmad Masa'deh attended the Second Forum of Local and Regional Authorities of the Mediterranean (ARLEM) which was held in Barcelona, Spain, on 2 and 3 May 2010. The Forum was organized by the Mediterranean Commission of United Cities and Local Governments, in partnership with the City of Barcelona, Provincial Council of Barcelona and the Generalitat de Barcelona.

In his opening remarks, UfMS Secretary General Masa’deh underlined the important role of local and regional authorities in the implmentation of projects in the Mediterranean basin being the...