Posts Tagged ‘Arab Maghreb Union’

What has Transpired Since the Meeting of King Mohammed VI with President Obama in 2013? – Jean AbiNader

Morocco Is Moving to Strengthen Ties Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC December 4, 2014 The Joint Statement issued after last November’s visit between King Mohammed VI of Morocco and President Barack Obama was quite explicit. There were concrete pledges of economic, political, and security cooperation and collaboration, as well as a strengthened commitment by Morocco on human rights and by the US to maintain its consistent policy of support for a ...

Moroccan King Spells out Need for Regional Integration of North Africa – Jean R. AbiNader

  . * Warns that Regional Development is Only Road to Growth and Stability *  . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC June 5, 2014 Against a backdrop of an uneven recovery in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, Tunisia is reaching out to its neighbors to support its transition to stability. Morocco’s response has been overwhelmingly positive as King Mohammed VI spent three days in Tunisia last week cementing a special ...

Morocco’s King Draws New Roadmap for Arab Maghreb Union, Urges Partners to Act – MAP

  “The Maghreb region has a date with history it should not miss.” ― Morocco’s King Mohammed VI speech to Tunisia’s National Constituent Assembly . Maghreb Arab Press (Tunis, Tunisia, May 31, 2014) ― Morocco’s King Mohammed VI delivered a speech on Saturday to the Tunisian national constituent assembly that laid out a strategic vision and new roadmap for what the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA), established over a quarter of century ago, should ...

Morocco King Drives Regional Economic Integration with Africa – Jean R. AbiNader

. * Morocco, Mali sign 17 different bilateral cooperation agreements to strengthen economic, development ties * . Jean R. AbiNader, MATIC February 20, 2014 Even before the publication of a 2008 landmark study by the Peterson Institute identifying the benefits of regional economic integration in the Maghreb, international organizations and experts were expressing concerns that cross-border politics were depriving the area of much needed incentives to intra-regional trade. This past ...

Why “Business as Usual” is lost opportunity in the Maghreb – J. AbiNader

MATIC, AllAfrica.com, by Jean R. AbiNader (Washington, DC, Jan. 17, 2013) — One of the great frustrations among those of us who follow the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) is the need to convince local governments to stimulate entrepreneurship, this in a region that pioneered mercantilism and international trade. While there are many historical caveats for their “risk averse” perspective, the bottom line is that too often there has been little ...

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