The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, stressed Friday from Valletta (Malta), the need to print a speed higher than the Cooperation between the member countries of the 5+5 Dialogue with the creation of “a Mediterranean G10”.
Bourita, who was taking part in the 15th meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the 5+5 Dialogue Countries of the Western Mediterranean, considered the opportune moment to move to a new stage, able to print to the Cooperation between the members of the 5+5 a greater speed, scale and dimension, through the creation of a Partnership Group, going beyond the classic 5+5 paradigm: The “Mediterranean G10”.
The G10, the true ambition displayed by Morocco for a Mediterranean free from its gravity that sometimes hinder it from joining the will to action, would be a receptacle for dynamics of cooperation with variable geometry (N + N), he explains.
For the Minister, this new format, which is flexible and adaptable, should make it possible to go beyond the edge logic facing the other or the bloc against the other, and to favor the emergence of uninhibited, open and operational synergies, thus making it possible to to effectively understand the challenges facing everyone.
On the topics of migration and youth, Mr. Bourita called for developing a 5+5 version of the Global Compact on Migration to, in particular, identify instruments of action that both fit into the Covenant, and at the same time are adapted to the Mediterranean area.
Mr. Bourita also stressed that the idea of a joint Morocco-Spain-Portugal bid for the organization of the 2030 World Cup should be a mobilizing element in the Mediterranean area.
The ministerial meeting of the “5+5” dialogue in Malta was held under the theme “working together: a sustainable future for the western Mediterranean”.
The 5+5 Dialogue is the oldest meeting place between countries in the Mediterranean basin. It brings together Italy, France, Spain, Portugal as well as Malta for the North Shore, and the five countries of the Arab Maghreb Union for the South Bank, with the objective of initiating a process of cooperation in the Western Mediterranean.