BMENA

AcronymDefinition
BMENABroader Middle East and North Africa
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Nevertheless, neither Turkey's enthusiasm to play an active role in the BMENA initiative, nor joint statements designed to overcome the difficulties have solved the bilateral problems completely.
The ministers also stressed the significance of development and introduction of mechanisms by which young people, who are a major part of the population in the BMENA region, can be involved in the democratic and decision-making process as recommended by the workshop held in Marrakech on 17 and 18 September 2011.
AaAaAa Fassi Fihri said the forum, marked by a broad, high-level participation, was the suitable space to establish a dialogue based on mutual respect between G8 and BMENA countries, noting that "everyone agrees today that the Forum has become an event in the region.
The principal organizational expression of the BMENA initiative is an ongoing series of ministerial meetings between the G-8 and regional states focused on issues of political reform.
BMENA was re-named the "Forum for the Future," though many observers believe the initiative has lost support.
With women s empowerment and economic governance this year s themes for BMENA, the El-Jadidah conference will focus on concrete areas of cooperation to advance women s economic and political participation in the region.
It is held every year in a country of the BMENA region.
4) Roughly a decade later the idea of Turkey as a "model" was raised once again, this time by the American President George Bush when he launched the BMENA initiative.
AaAaAa Speaking at the ministerial meeting of the sixth session of the Forum for the Future, which ended in Marrakech, Frattini hailed the cooperation launched in the areas of education, vocational training as well as women empowerment, the promotion of liberties, the environment and security between the countries of BMENA and the G8.
The "partnership between G8, BMENA Governments and Civil Society" reflects the meaningful contributions from governments and civil society leaders in the region, and represents an important benchmark for judging our progress," said Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, State Minister for Foreign Affairs.
BMENA is a multilateral initiative among G-8 countries and regional partners to promote democracy and reform in the "Broader Middle East.
The "partnership between G8, BMENA [Broader Middle East and North Africa]Governments, and Civil Society reflects meaningful contributions from governments and civil society leaders in the region, and represents an important benchmark for judging our progress," said Dr Anwar Mohammad Gargash, Minister of State for Foreign Affairs.