Morocco readies to take over rotating chair of PA-UfM Bureau
Morocco will take over the rotating chairmanship of the Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Union for the Mediterranean (PA-UfM) during the upcoming General Assembly slated for Dec.3- 4 in Brussels.
The Bureau of the PA-UfM is currently chaired by the European Parliament. It is tasked with coordinating activities of the Assembly. It consists of four members appointed for a four-year mandate: two appointed by the Southern Mediterranean partner countries, one appointed by the EU national parliaments and one appointed by the European Parliament. The European Parliament is a permanent member of the Bureau.
Speaker of the Moroccan House of Representatives, Rachid Talbi Alami, who will take over the chairmanship of the PA-UfM coordinating body, stressed the importance of the PA-UfM for enhancing dialogue and consultation between the two shores of the Mediterranean for the sake of peace, stability and democracy in the region.
Morocco is keen to strengthen cooperation with its friends, neighbors and partners to address the security challenges facing the region, he said, calling for a fruitful dialogue between countries of the North and South of the Mediterranean based on mutual respect.
The Mediterranean region is facing common security challenges including terror threats in the Sahel, the crises in Libya, Syria and Palestine as well as problems related to migration, climate change, water shortage, growing population…