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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...

Barcelona - Secretary General Ahmad Masa'deh received on 30 July 2010 at the Secretariat's headquarters the Foreign Affairs Minister of Albania Ilir Meta . The visit of the Albanian foreign policy chief marks the commitment of this new member of the UfM to be an active participant in the process.

During their meeting Masa’deh and Meta exchanged views on the status of the Union and the work of the Secretariat to be presented to the UfM partners in the coming months. Talks also examined the Albanian role within the Union and Secretary General Masa’deh welcomed the interest of Albania to be...

Marseille - Secretary General Ahmad Masa'deh joined various financial institutions and private investors gathered at the Marseille Provence Chamber of Commerce and Industry (France) on May 27, 2010 for the For’UM organized by the Franco-Egyptian co-presidency of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).

In his speech at the opening session, Secretary General Masa’deh underlined that focal and central role of the private sector in the activities of the UfM and called for a real partnership between public and private institutions in order to reap concrete benefits for this process.

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Amman – UfMS Secretary General Ahmad Masa’deh attended the opening session of the Shams Ma’an Solar Energy Forum organized by Jordanian and European companies with the aim of launching the first solar energy plant in the southern parts of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

In his address to the Forum, Secretary General Masa’deh highlighted the importance of the Mediterranean solar energy plan which the Secretariat aims at developing in light of what projects of renewable energy can provide in terms of being energy efficient and environmentally friendly as they help in reducing greenho...