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The Union for the Mediterranean pushes the international community to support a democratic Libya

The UfM Secretary General, Youssef Amrani, wants “international mobilisation” to support Libya's reconstruction and the democratic process. Amrani stated that the UfM backs Libya's new period.


24 August 2011 07:20 PM


ACN / Maria Fernández Noguera

Barcelona (ACN).- The Secretary General of the Union for the Mediterranean, Youssef Amrani, asked the international community \u201Cto mobilise in order to foster concrete measures to satisfy the Libyan people\u2019s needs\u201D. Amrani told the Catalan News Agency that \u201Cthe Union for the Mediterranean is willing to give all its support to Libya to help the reconstruction process, when the country is preparing itself to build its own democratic model\u201D. Muammar Gaddafi\u2019s Libya was until the present moment the only country on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea that did not take part in the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM). The UfM is an international institution to foster cooperation between across the Mediterranean Sea. It brings together 43 countries: the 27 Member States of the European Union and all the other countries around the Mediterranean except Libya. The UfM headquarters are based-in Barcelona, where the offices of its General Secretariat are located.

UfM\u2019s Secretary General, Youssef Amrani, is now inviting the post-Gaddafi Libya to join this international organisation linking European, Northern African and Eastern Mediterranean countries. \u201CIt is time that Libya occupies its natural place within the Mediterranean, as Libya is an important country and it can bring a positive contribution to the construction of a peaceful and stable space in the Mediterranean region\u201D, stated Amrani.

In addition, the UfM\u2019s Secretary General insisted that all of the organisation\u2019s Member States have to continue pursuing the objective on which the UfM was founded: promoting peace and prosperity along Mediterranean shores.


  • UfM's Secretary General, Youssef Amrani (by M. Fernández Noguera)

  • UfM's Secretary General, Youssef Amrani (by M. Fernández Noguera)