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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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).
However, the Moroccan King Mohammed VI has accused Algeria, in a TV speech yesterday, the 15th anniversary of his coronation, of seeking to derail the formation of the Arab Maghreb Union, pointing out that Algeria "systematically rejects" all Moroccan initiatives that aim at reopening closed borders and normalising relations between the two countries.
The Arab Maghreb Union, AMU, formed in 1989, made up of Libya, Algeria, Mauritania, Morocco and Tunisia, is due to meet in the next summit in Tunisia in October.
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.
Qadhafi says current structures aimed at unifying Arab countries, such as the Arab Maghreb Union of North African states, or UMA, were "fictitious and artificial".
During the crisis and the war the Arab Maghreb Union highlighted its limitations.
CAIRO, June 7 (KUNA) -- Senior officials of the Organization of Muslim Organization (OIC), Arab League, Gulf Cooperation Council and Arab Maghreb Union agreed Saturday on coordinating stances at international events and organizations.
Summary: Tunis (AFP) - Morocco's King Mohamed VI Saturday called for the reactivation of the Arab Maghreb Union, which has been frozen since its 1989 launch, saying the five-nation body is key for regional development.
Cairo, Sha'ban 07, 1435, June 05, 2014, SPA -- Senior officials from each of the Arab League, Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) and Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) will hold a quartet meeting at the headquarters of the Arab League on Saturday.

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