Rabat - Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita has called on the Union for the Mediterranean (UFM) to reform and rehabilitate for political dialogue and conciliation.
Rabat – Moroccan Minister of Foreign Affairs Nasser Bourita has called on the Union for the Mediterranean (UFM) to reform and rehabilitate for political dialogue and conciliation.
Bourita gave the remarks at the 3rd UFM regional forum
The minister addressed security issues in the region which undermine stability and collective security, including migration.
He added that the institution needs to deal with migration so that the Mediterranean Sea is no longer a deadly graveyard surrounded by “discriminatory borders.”
Among the missions of the union is enhancing regional cooperation and dialogue to achieve stability, human development, and integration.
The intergovernmental Euro-Mediterranean organization convenes 28 countries of the EU and 15 countries of the southern and eastern Mediterranean shores.
To achieve its missions, the minister said that the organization must regain its place.
“It should embody co-responsibility, welcome co-decision, generate co-ownership and, above all, mobilize the necessary funds, in partnership with the European Commission, the European Investment Bank or other bilateral and international financing institutions,” he said.
He added that the organization has to combine both political and technical aspects, provided that the objective is a deep and operational north-south partnership, capable of supporting an end to the migration crisis.