Mediterranean countries joint efforts against common challenges

Countries in the Mediterranean region face similar challenges, which require shared solutions, EU High Representative Federica Mogherini said last Friday in La Valletta. She took part in the 15th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the 5+5 Western Mediterranean Dialogue in Malta's capital.

“It is only natural that we would shape the answers together,” Mogherini pointed out. The yearly 5+5 Dialogue comprises Algeria, France, Italy, Libya, Malta, Mauritania, Morocco, Portugal, Spain and Tunisia.

Opening the meeting Malta's Foreign Affairs Minister Carmelo Abela said the Mediterranean remains at the essence of EU external relations dossier, with the overall objective of bringing peace, stability, and sustainable growth in the region.


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