Union for the Mediterranean inaugurated


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

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS