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).
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.
African leaders at that summit signed a draft treaty seen as a step toward a new African Union and an eventual continent-wide partnership overseeing defence, foreign affairs and the economy.) 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".
(TAP) - The Maghreb Youth Association and the Arab Maghreb Union signed, on Thursday in Sousse, a memorandum of understanding as part of the 2521 project, aimed to improve and facilitate the youth mobility in the Maghreb region especially in the educational, cultural, recruitment and entrepreneurship fields.
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.

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