21-10-2010

PAM and EC-League of Arab States Liaison Office promote synergies on issues of common concern

The latest developments in the Israeli-Palestinian peace process were discussed during a meeting on 21 October, 2010, between the Executive Director of the European Commission-League of Arab States Liaison Office in Malta, H.E. Mr. Talal Shubailat, and the Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, Dr. Sergio Piazzi.

During the meeting, held at the PAM Headquarters in Malta, PAM Secretary General gave a general overview of PAM’s most recent activities and illustrated the most important upcoming events dealing with issues of critical importance for the Mediterranean, following the PAM Plenary Session, to be held in Rabat on 28-30 October 2010.

These include, among others, the WOMANIst meeting on gender equality issues, to be held in Istanbul, Turkey on 5-6 November; the PAM / UNESCO Inter-Parliamentary Forum of Science, Technology and Innovation for the Mediterranean region, to be held in Paris, France on 9-10 November 2010; the First operational meeting of the PAM Panel on External Trade and Investments in the Mediterranean, to be held in Naples, Italy, on 12-13 November 2010; and the PAM / UN Meeting on the constitutional reform process in Bosnia-Herzegovina, to be held in Malta in February-March 2011,. Under the auspices of the Maltese parliament.

H.E. Shubailat and Dr. Piazzi also agreed to hold regular consultations in order to strengthen the exchange of information and to cooperate on the basis of closer synergies between the respective projects and actions, aimed at further developing those sectors which will benefit the region.
This will take place in the framework of the Memorandum of Agreement signed between PAM Secretary General and the League of Arab States Secretary General, H.E. Amr Moussa, on the occasion of the latter’s visit to PAM Headquarters in October 2009.

MEDIA INFORMATION: No. 36/2010
ISSUED ON: 22.10.2010

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