Although the circumstances of establishing the Arab Maghreb Union
were linked to the collapse of the Eastern Bloc and the countries of Western Europe rushing towards their Eastern counterparts that had emerged from under the influence of the red cloak, the Maghreb region remains capable of taking on a central role, if not with the same strength and influence at the Arab and European levels, then at least at the level of achieving economic complementarity and self-sufficiency based on the variety of its resources.
He pointed out that the 2521 project components namely the Moroccan "chantier de citoyennete," the Algerian "Agir" Association, the Libyan Youth and Women Empowerment Forum and the Tunisian "We love Sousse" Association, will keep on working with the Arab Maghreb Union
on behalf of the Maghreb Youth Association.
"The Arab Maghreb Union
is not an option or political luxury, it is a pressing popular demand and a strategic regional need that cannot be ignored," the king told Tunisia's national assembly.
The foreign ministers of the Arab Maghreb Union
(Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia) called at the meeting for achieving economic integration in the region, building on complementarity and potentials in the five member countries.
Both countries belong to the five-nation organisation known as the Arab Maghreb Union
,that was founded in 1989 and for a number of years has been dormant.
Al-Qaddafi's statements widen the gap between the Maghrebi partners on two levels: first, Libya's leader currently heads the Arab Maghreb Union
, although only in form, since the failure to hold the Union's summit in Tripoli, about two years ago.
Rabat - Foreign ministers of the Arab Maghreb Union
are holding here this Sunday their 31st session.
The official, who hoped to see the Arab Maghreb Union
play a more dynamic role, stressed that a well-integrated Maghreb will have certain economic and security benefits for the countries in the region.
Tunisia's new President Moncef Marzouki Wednesday will embark on a six-day tour of neighbouring states with a call for reviving the regional Arab Maghreb Union
Another crisis has yet been added to the pile of setbacks of the Arab Maghreb Union
. As soon as Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al-QaddafiCOs statements, in which he describes the Arab Maghreb Union
as C[pounds sterling]a mere fibC[yen], were issued, Algeria began to call for the necessity of returning constitutional order to Mauritania.
El Abassi noted that opportunities exist to break the stagnation of the Arab Maghreb Union
(AMU), stressing the importance of investing in ICTs and encouraging startups to create banking sector-related projects.
"Within this view, the Kingdom of Morocco, which considers the Arab Maghreb Union
an irreversible strategic choice, will spare no effort to carry on its work to achieve the integration of the five states of the Union, build a new Maghreb order, which is based on brotherhood, trust, solidarity and good neighborliness, and break with the situation of institutional inertia, which prevents the union from fulfilling its goals and addressing the multiple economic and security challenges that face Maghreb countries and its regional and international environment", the message adds.