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• UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi met in Madrid with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo, to discuss the Euro-Mediterranean agenda and reaffirm the strategic partnership between the UfM and Spain, one of its main contributors and host to its Secretariat. He also held working sessions with Deputy Ministers and other high officials. • The Spanish authorities reiterated their strong support for the UfM and discussed with the Secretary General the preparations for the Second UfM Regional Forum which Spain is hosting on 23 and 24 January in ...
• The UfM Secretariat has initiated a regional dialogue on higher education, internationalisation and academic mobility involving more than 20 relevant experts from UfM Member States, the European Commission and other institutions. • The experts discussed the impact and sustainability of university partnerships as well as the issues of governance and capacity-building, credit recognition, visas, the brain drain and youth employability.

Barcelona, 15 December 2016. The UfM Secretariat held a regional meeting on higher education, internationalisation and academic mobility in the Euro...

Sarajevo, 13 December 2016. On December 13, 2016 the Secretary General of the UfM, Mr. Fathallah Sijilmassi, accompanied by the Deputy Secretary General, Mr. Sudqi Al Omoush, paid an official visit to Sarajevo at the invitation of the authorities of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The delegation of the UfM Secretariat held discussions with H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Mr. Igor Crnadak, who reiterated his country’s continuous support to the UFM and expressed appreciation for the progress achieved by the Secretariat in strengthening the regional integration and d...

• The UfM Secretariat participated in the Ministerial Conference for the Action Plan on Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean, held at the invitation of the Minister of Education and Culture of the Cyprus Republic, Costas Kadis, in Nicosia, Cyprus, on 8-9 December. • An Action Plan on Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean was adopted.

Nicosia, 8-9 December 2016. The Ministerial Conference culminated in the adoption of an Action Plan on Education for Sustainable Development in the Mediterranean, that identifies 16 priority thematic issues wher...

Rome, 1 December 2016. Gathered today in Rome for a meeting hosted by Italy’s Foreign Affairs Minister Paolo Gentiloni and Economic Development Minister Carlo Calenda, the ministers in charge of energy from the 43 members of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) agreed to step up regional cooperation on energy in order to deliver a secure, affordable and sustainable energy supply, a major factor for stability and shared prosperity in the Mediterranean region.

At the meeting, co-chaired by the European Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, Miguel Arias Cañete, and the Jordanian ...