(ANSAmed) - BRUSSELS, MAY 02 - From this operational
collaboration between Secretariat and Assembly of the Union for
the Mediterranean, regional projects for promoting and creating
jobs and socioeconomic development are being re-launched. This
is the message to emerge from today's meeting in Barcelona
between the Secretary of the Union for the Mediterranean,
Fathallah Sijilmassi, and the Speaker of the European Parliament
and of the UfM Assembly, Martin Schulz.
As Mr Schulz stated: ''The Secretariat is a cornerstone in
the ambitious and needed collaboration for the Mediterranean
region. This partnership has to succeed in guaranteeing
instruments for solidarity and mutual respect, for the
well-being and prosperity of our citizens''.
According to Sijilmassi, "The Parliamentary Assembly of the
UfM is an essential medium in the public opinion of the 43
countries of the UfM, to gather and engage policy makers to
conduct effective regional projects at a time when the
Mediterranean region is undergoing major political and
Collaboration between the two institutions will take place
through the divisions of the Secretariat and the Parliamentary
Commissions concerned with the UfM's Parliamentary Assembly.
Their objective will be to create tangible projects. (ANSAmed)