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Mediterranean: A Sea of Peace and Posperity

» Bakoyannis Concludes Maghreb Tour

(GREEK NEWS AGENDA)  Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis wrapped up yesterday her three-day visit to three Maghreb countries (Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia), thus sealing Greece’s presence in the western Mediterranean and paving the way for closer political and economical cooperation. Bakoyannis held bilateral talks with the state and political leaderships of the aforementioned countries, in which all sides shared a favourable view of the expansion to the east of the “five plus five” formation (that includes the five Maghreb countries and the five European ones in the western Mediterranean) with the participation of Greece and Egypt.

Tunisia was the last destination of the minister’s tour, where she met with the country’s President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali and with Foreign Minister Abdelwahab Abdallah. In a statement following these meetings, Bakoyannis said that “the Euromediterranean cooperation is very important for us and constitutes a priority for our foreign policy,” reiterating that “our joint pursuit is for the Mediterranean to turn into a sea of peace and prosperity.”

Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Bilateral relations with Morocco; Algeria; Tunisia; Greek Mediterranean Policy