• UfM Secretary General met with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation to discuss the Mediterranean agenda. He held working sessions with the Deputy Ministers at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.• UfM Secretary General met with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation to discuss the Mediterranean agenda. He held working sessions with the Deputy Ministers at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
• During his working visit to Madrid, F. Sijilmassi also met with Rebecca Grynspan, Secretary General of the Secretaría General Iberoamericana -SEGIB.
Barcelona, 29 January 2016. During his working visit to Madrid, UfM Secretary General Sijilmassi met with José Manuel García-Margallo, Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation and the three Deputy Ministers dealing with Euro-Mediterranean Affairs, International Cooperation and EU. During these meetings, Spain reiterated its strong support for the UfM and its appreciation for the work of the Secretariat
In line with the strong political support expressed by the MFAs of Member States to the UfM during the 26 November 2015 High level conference, the Spanish officials exchanged views with the Secretary General on UfM activities towards regional integration, human development and stability in the Mediterranean. In particular, discussions highlighted the new perspectives for the UfM in the light of European Union’s new European Neighbourhood Policy.
Within the framework of his visit to Madrid, SG Sijilmassi met with Rebecca Grynspan, Secretary General of La Secretaría General Iberoamericana (SEGIB). Sijilmassi and Grynspan discussed collaboration opportunities and synergies between Latin America and the Mediterranean region, exchanging good practices on development strategies and ways to face common challenges.
UfM/ Chamber of Commerce of Spain
Discussions were held with Inmaculada Riera, DG Chamber of Commerce of Spain. The discussions focused mainly on the important role of the private sector as a catalyst for regional integration and cooperation.