Union for the Mediterranean inaugurated
14.07.2008 15:20 GMT+04:00
/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Leaders of 43 nations with nearly 800 million
inhabitants inaugurated a Union for the Mediterranean on Sunday, meant
to bring the northern and southern countries that ring the sea closer
together through practical projects dealing with the environment,
climate, transportation, immigration and policing. The union has
northern and southern co-presidents – to start, Sarkozy and President
Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, The Associated Press reports.
The new forum for cooperation is facing opposition from Libyan
President Moamer Kadhafi who is boycotting the summit while Turkey and
Germany have some misgivings.
Kadhafi has assailed the club as a neo-colonialist ploy to weaken Arab
and African unity and warned it would be a flop.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress