Arab Maghreb Union


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Arab Maghreb Union

A regional organization consisting of the Arab countries in North Africa (with Egypt being a major exception). It aims for economic and political cooperation throughout the region. It was established in 1989.
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Now Libya is abandoning its western neighbors in the Arab Maghreb Union as well.
The Arab Maghreb Union was created in 1989, but it has been inactive since 1994, mainly due to the conflict between Morocco and Algeria over the Western Sahara.
After meeting on the side-lines of an Arab-Turkish co-operation forum, Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri and his Algerian counterpart Mourad Medelci discussed the possibility of improving bilateral relations and advancing the Arab Maghreb Union process.
At the same time, Morocco reiterates unwavering commitment to building the Arab Maghreb Union as a fundamental strategic choice, the same source went on to say.
Upon his arrival to Rabat-Sale airport, CaE[macron]d Essebsi was received by Morocco's Prime Minister Abbas El Fassi, Secretary General of the Arab Maghreb Union Habib Ben Yahya and Ambassadors of Morocco in Tunis and Tunisia in Rabat.
At the end of the talks, Marzouki said they had turned notably on means to revive the Arab Maghreb union, stressing the concordant views of the two countries.
He also regretted the lack of joint infrastructure and projects in the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).
According to Tunisia's embassy in Malta, the Euro-Mediterranean forum is of a particular political significance insofar as it is the only regional gathering that brings together member countries of the Arab Maghreb Union and their neighbours from the north shores of the Mediterranean, namely Spain, France, Italy, Malta and Portugal.
We are more concerned than you (the European states), considering that we are member of the Arab Maghreb Union and we are seeking to build this union with a Libya living in peace, a Libya which contributes to establishing the Arab Maghreb Union.
Summary: The project of creating a Maghreb free trade zone, as discussed last June in Tripoli by the countries of the Arab Maghreb Union, does not attract the attention of Algerian Employers and several experts who lean more towards the creation of a Maghreb economic community based on balanced trade.
The General Secretariat of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) expressed on Friday its solidarity with Libya following Swiss authorities' "regrettable" decision to forbid Libyan nationals, including high-ranking officials, from entering its territory.
CARTHAGE (TAP) - Preparations for the Maghreb Summit scheduled next October in Tunis were discussed at a meeting held Friday in Carthage between Interim President Moncef Marzouki and Arab Maghreb Union Secretary General Habib Ben Yahia.

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