Tunisia calls for reactivating Arab Maghreb Union

On Thursday Tunisian President Marzouki proposed to revive the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU) and convene a summit for the purpose of the Maghreb countries: Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya and Mauritania, reported the website Arab news Kapitalis.

“We want to be a North African summit held earlier this year,” said Mr. Marzouki in three-day visit to Morocco. “If we can implement it this year, the Arab Maghreb Union is already under way,” said the head of the Tunisian state.

The AMU was established in 1989, but has never been operational due to disputes between its members. The Tunisian leader wishes to reactivate the regional structure “in new clothes”.

Moroccan Prime Minister Abdelilah Benkirane, for its part confirmed that Morocco and Tunisia “had a common desire to make serious efforts to ensure economic integration and open borders like the other member countries regional economic alliances” .

During his tour of North African called to boost the integration of countries of North Africa, the Tunisian president will also visit Mauritania and Algeria.

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