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Mogherini urges greater cooperation and integration in the Mediterranean

EU News 10/2017


Only greater regional integration can reduce the instability of the Mediterranean region and solve conflicts, High Representative Federica Mogherini said today, underlining the importance of giving a positive future to young people in the region.

“It is more and more evident in our region that the way to solve conflicts, manage crises, prevent tensions is more regional integration and more regional cooperation,” Mogherini said following today’s ministerial meeting of the Union for the Mediterranean, which brings together 43 countries from across the region with a total population of some 800 million people. Mogherini co-chaired the meeting with Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi.

Since 2012, the UfM has worked on 47 regional projects on education, job creation and sustainable economic development, worth a total of 5.5 billion euros. This has brought direct benefits especially to young people, women and entrepreneurs. Today’s meeting in Barcelona, with the theme of “Mediterranean in action", adopted a Road Map for further work.

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