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Union for the Mediterranean (UfM)
The Union for the Mediterranean promotes economic integration across 15 neighbours to the EU’s south in North Africa, the Middle East and the Balkans region.
Today, Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Union for the Mediterranean gathering in Barcelona for the Third Regional Forum reaffirmed their "strong political commitment to promote regional cooperation and recognized the UfM as a unique, action-driven platform to intensify joint efforts to address common challenges and create common opportunities in the Euro-Mediterranean region."
Working together, and in partnership with African governments, the EU can and is providing an effective response to the interlinked challenges of migration and the security and development of Africa.
The European Union and the African Union reaffirm their strong commitment to full implementation of the Paris agreement, and call on all partners to keep up the momentum created in 2015.
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.
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