Morocco wants the Western Mediterranean to think as a coherent regional grouping while addressing common challenges relating to migration and youth. He called for adopting a 5 + 5 version of the Global Compact on Migration likely to help identify action instruments that are adapted to the Mediterranean region. The 5+5 group brings together Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania as well as France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Malta. The Foreign Minister announced that Morocco intends to organize a ministerial conference on youth, dedicated to training, education and employment, insisting that the kingdom is convinced that it is time to agree on a “Mediterranean Youth Agenda” with the effective participation of all stakeholders. Bourita also expressed support for the joint 2030 World Cup bid by Morocco, Spain and Portugal, which, he said, will add impetus to the Mediterranean region.
Source: The North Africa Journal January 20, 2019 17:26 UTC