Upm: First economic forum Western Mediterranean in Barcelona

23 October, more than 300 participants from 10 countries

21 October, 17:27

    (ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, OCTOBER 21 - The First Economic Forum of the Western Mediterranean (Dialogue 5+5) takes place on Wednesday, 23 October 2013, at the headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean in Barcelona, bringing together more than 300 participants from the 10 countries of the 5+5 Dialogue.

    According to the Enpi website (www.enpi-info.eu), the event will bring together the ten Foreign Ministers of Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia, and will be addressed by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Gathering business leaders and high-level representatives from major enterprises and employers' associations from the Western Mediterranean, the forum aims at strengthening the economic cooperation between Western European countries and the Maghreb region.

    Conceived as a platform for debate and identification of concrete areas of cooperation, the forum sessions will focus on the role of the Western Mediterranean in a global economy; the economic cooperation between Europe, Maghreb and Sub-Saharan Africa; public services and sustainable urban development; Small and Medium Enterprises as vectors of business development and economic growth; project funding for development; and Mediterranean arbitration.

    The meeting will be organized by Portugal and Mauritania, as co-presidencies of the 5+5 Dialogue, Spain as host country, the Secretariat of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), the European Institute of the Mediterranean (IEMed) and Casa Mediterráneo. (ANSAmed)
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