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Brussels: Bourita participates in the EU-Arab League ministerial meeting

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Nasser Bourita, took part, Monday, February 4, 2019, in Brussels, at the ministerial meeting of the European Union-Arab League.

This meeting was co-chaired by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Al-Dirdiri Mohamed Ahmed, Sudanese Minister for Foreign Affairs (who currently holds the presidency of the Arab side at ministerial level ) and Ahmed Aboul Gheit, Secretary General of the League of Arab States.

Ministers focused their work on a number of regional issues, as well as on the global challenges currently facing Europe and the Arab world, such as terrorism, climate change, migration, labor market situations and human rights.

The participants at this meeting also expressed their willingness to strengthen the partnership between Europe and the Arab world to consolidate peace and stability, guarantee security, foster economic, social and technological development, and continue to strengthen and to promote multilateralism and a rules-based order.

The topics of migration, climate change, the crisis in Libya and the situation in the occupied Palestinian territories also focused the attention of participants at this meeting.

They also worked on preparations for the first EU-Arab League summit to be held on 24-25 February in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt.

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