AMU plans economic focus for Maghreb integration efforts

The Maghreb needs to focus on economic co-operation, not politics, said participants in the 7th Consultative Council meeting of the Arab Maghreb Union (AMU).

Economic bloc-building, not political integration, should be the main concern of the nascent Arab Maghreb Union, said regional officials who met last week in Algiers for the AMU’s 7th Consultative Council meeting.

To that end, the union may host its first leadership summit since 1994, AMU Secretary General Habib Ben Yahia told Magharebia.

“Contacts will be made with the leaders so that it can be held before the end of the year,” Ben Yahia said at the two-day meeting, which ended on Thursday (June 10th)…read more 


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