The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Greece and Cyprus, Nikos Kotzias and Nicos Christodoulides will be in Barcelona on Monday for the Third Ministerial Meeting of the Regional Forum of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM).
The Forum, which will take place on October 8 in Barcelona, will gather Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the UfM member States, will be co-chaired by Federica Mogherini, High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy / Vice-President of the European Commission, and Ayman Safadi, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, and will be hosted by Josep Borrell, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of the Kingdom of Spain and Nasser Kamel, UfM Secretary General.
This year, the meeting coincides with the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the creation of the Union for the Mediterranean. The third edition of the Regional Forum will provide with an opportunity to review what has been achieved up to date, have an exchange on the way forward and discuss the potential of this action-driven organization. The UfM has proven to be a unique platform for dialogue and cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region, a platform which remains relevant and, where the search for solutions to common challenges is all the more necessary.
As in the previous two Forums, representatives of civil society and the private sector, including UfM project promoters and beneficiaries, will join to discuss synergies and complementarities among key stakeholders in the region. This dialogue will focus on the UfM Med4jobs initiative that is an integrated approach that tackles both the supply and demand sides of the labour market by targeting three core issues, namely employability, job intermediation and business-enabling infrastructure./ΙΒΝΑ