Barcelona, 2 April 2015. The Senior Officials of the Union for the Mediterranean member states, responsible for overseeing and coordinating the work of the UfM, will meet in Jordan by the end of May 2015. This was announced at the UfM Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) held last March 31st in Brussels.
Jordan assumes the southern co-presidency of the UfM since June 2012, while the European Union assumed the permanent northern co-presidency of the Union for the Mediterranean in February 2012. The north-south co-presidency was introduced by the Paris Summit in July 2008 as a measure to ensure co-ownership and shared responsibility of the process between Northern and Southern Mediterranean countries.