Foreign Ministers of the Mediterranean forum to discuss Sarkozy draft

Algeria hosts a consultative meeting on 5 and 6 June

Foreign Ministers of the Mediterranean forum to discuss Sarkozy draft

El Khabar, 25 may 2008

The foreign ministers of 11 Mediterranean countries are to hold a meeting in Algiers on 5 and 6 June, in order to coordinate and crystallize their positions on the initiative of the union for the Mediterranean.
The agenda of the consultative meeting includes a closed session on the second day, which will be culminated by a press conference held by Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci, where he will announce the official position of Algeria on Sarkozy project, and the degree of representativeness of the Algerian delegation.
Meanwhile, the first day will be summed up with talks between the delegations of participating countries on the sidelines of the toast Mr. Medelci will organize on the honour of Algeria guests.
This meeting will be preceded by the constituent congress of the union planned for the Mediterranean on July 13 in Marseille, southern France. This congress, to which Israel will not participate, will see the participation of Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, France, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Malta and Turkey. It was created by a Franco-Egyptian initiative to strengthen relations between countries north and south banks of the Mediterranean. It held its first ministerial meeting in July 1994 in Alexandria.

 

25-05-2008
By D. Bouâti / Translated by F.L