Arab Maghreb Union

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Arab Maghreb Union:

see under MaghrebMaghreb
or Magrib
[Arab.,=the West], Arabic term for NW Africa. It is generally applied to all of Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia but actually pertains only to the area of the three countries between the high ranges of the Atlas Mts. and the Mediterranean Sea.
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The statement also called for "strengthening the Arab Maghreb Union as a strategic imperative.
One of the wagers of the Arab Maghreb Union was its lack of isolationism, having awoken on the background of a region exhausted by politics of competing alignments that threatened its cohesion and solidarity: the Arab-African unity between Morocco and Libya, and the Treaty of Fraternity and Concord between Algeria, Tunisia and Mauritania.
For instance, he has expressed Morocco's "firm political will to carry on the integration of the Grand Maghreb, consolidate the structures and institutions of the Arab Maghreb Union and set up mechanisms to promote the integration and complementarity process among the economies of our Maghreban nations.
With Algeria taking the lead, negotiations led to the signing by the leaders of the five Maghrebi states (excluding Western Sahara) of an agreement in Marrakesh in February 1989 for the Arab Maghreb Union (UMA).
Cairo, Jumada II 9, 1436, Mar 29, 2015, SPA -- Secretaries General of the Arab League (AL), Nabil El-Arabi; Organization of Islamic Cooperation, (OIC) Iyad bin Amin Madani; Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for Arab States, Abdul Latif bin Rashid Al-Zayani and Arab Maghreb Union (AMU), Habib Ben Yahia held here today a consultative meeting on the sidelines of the 26th session of the Arab summit being hosted by the Egyptian city of Sharm el-Sheikh.
During his visit, Essebsi will hold summit talks with Bouteflika on ways to strengthen "the historical bonds of brotherhood and the active solidarity between the Algerian and Tunisian peoples, and to further boost cooperation between the two countries for their mutual development and for the building of the Arab Maghreb Union," Algeria's APS reported, citing a presidential statement.
Summary: Algeria is keen on building normal relations with Morocco and forming the Arab Maghreb Union while respecting the right of Saharan people to self-determination, Foreign Minister Ramtane Lamamra said yesterday.
As regards Maghreb integration, Amrani stressed the importance of the building of the Arab Maghreb Union, recalling that HM king Mohammed VI had called for a new Maghreb order to fulfill the aspirations of the peoples of the region.
ElKish At the end of the first visit to Morocco by a Libyan delegation since the overthrow of the former Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi on Wednesday, the same day but earlier when the National Transitional Council, NTC, handed over to the new National Assembly, interim Prime Minister Abdurrahim el-Keeb who headed the delegation, called for the realisation of an 'active and serious' Arab Maghreb Union.
We are determined to carry on our efforts to build the Great Arab Maghreb Union and turn our region into a hub of stability, cooperation and shared prosperity," he added.
Such interference goes beyond the violation of the sovereignty of our country as is it affects the sovereignty of the Arab Maghreb Union and the African Union to which we belong," Ben Ali said in a speech to the parliament.
Rice can express her relief at the integration of the Libyan leader Muammar Al-Qaddafi's Jamahiriya into the Arab Maghreb Union, the Jamahiriya with which the Union sought to establish a political and economic partnership after having long been restricted to Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

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