Maghreb States

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Maghreb States

Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and perhaps the Western Sahara. The Maghreb states are most of north Africa apart from Egypt; they belong to the Arab Maghreb Union, which promotes economic cooperation.
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Summary: Kenya has reopened its mission to Libya, as the violence that engulfed the Maghreb state subsides following six months of fighting.
Credit rating agencies Standard & Poor's and Fitch have said Morocco is the least likely Maghreb state to be affected by the wave of popular unrest.
Abderrahmane Mekkaoui, a Moroccan military expert, told Al Jazeera television it was the Islamic group Masked Men Brigade that took the planes, and that he strongly believes a number of them, if not all, would be used to stage attacks on the Maghreb state.
He stressed that the autonomy project will make it possible for the five Maghreb states (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania) to establish a great grouping in the southern shore of the Mediterranean to meet common challenges.
The bi-lateral strategy meetings yielded important progress; Maghreb financial institutions began to open branches in other Maghreb states.
Kamel Morjane underlined that Tunisia has sought with the Maghreb States to create a unified economic space through the Tunis Declaration of 1994 on the creation of a Maghreb free-trade zone as a first stage in implementing the Maghreb development strategy, adopted by leaders of AMU States at the Ras Lanouf Summit in 1991, to ensure optimum use of the considerable economic potentials, natural riches and human resources of the region.
He reminded in this regard Tunisia's constant will to boost co-operation and complementarity between Maghreb states, the European Union and Mediterranean countries and to take up the challenge of integration into the knowledge economy and technological innovation.
aaa The improvement of relations between the Maghreb states is dictated by security reasons, Welch stressed, warning that "what is happening in Mauritania and the continuing violence in Algeria is a great risk and could affect the area.
There shouldn't be borders between the Maghreb states, and we yearn for the union of the Maghreb peoples," a representative of the FLN said in April.
The minister had also a series of talks with Maghreb counterparts on means to boost and develop judicial cooperation among Maghreb states in such a way as to strengthen fraternal ties among Maghreb countries and peoples.
Tunisia will propose during the meeting to hold 5+5 business forum with the aim to promote investment and partnership in the region and step up consultation and coordination to bolster the integration of Maghreb states, according to Morjane.
Tunisia, the Minister added, will propose hosting, in the current year, a 5+5 business forum to promote investment and partnership in the region and step up consultation and coordination to bolster the integration of Maghreb states.