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Union for Mediterranean granted observer status at UN

By JT - Dec 23,2015 - Last updated at Dec 23,2015

AMMAN — The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution in December granting observer status to the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), at the initiative of Jordan, UfM co-president and with the sponsorship of the union member states, according to a statement released Tuesday.

“The UfM welcomes another international recognition of its global role as a driving force for regional cooperation and integration in the Mediterranean and looks forward to actively participating in this capacity in the work of the General Assembly,” the union said in the statement. The UfM is an intergovernmental organisation bringing together 43 countries: 28 EU member states and 15 Southern and Eastern Mediterranean countries. It provides a platform for political dialogue, coordination, and regional cooperation.

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