The Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in office, Josep Borrell, has attended the ministerial meeting of the "Summit of the Two Shores", held in the French city of Marseille, between June 23 and 24, 2019 .

The meeting was attended by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Western Mediterranean, members of the Dialogue 5 + 5, representatives of Germany, the European Union, the Union for the Mediterranean, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), the European Bank Investment Bank (EIB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the World Bank and the Anna Lindh Foundation, as well as ten representatives of civil society from each of ten countries integrated in the so-called "Group of One hundred".

The meeting culminates a participatory process with civil society from both shores of the Mediterranean in which the "Group of One Hundred" has presented to government representatives a manifesto in which proposals are expressed in the areas of youth, energy transition, sustainable economy , culture and environment formulated through a series of five preparatory thematic forums and a plenary meeting in Tunis.

The process was also nourished with the celebration in Barcelona of a regional dialogue organized by the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), with the participation of INJUVE last May.

Minister Josep Borrell has focused his intervention on the need to offer the Mediterranean youth a quality public education adapted to the needs of a work environment in which innovation and organized mobility will prevail.

The president of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, has closed the meeting.

Minister Josep Borrell has kept a bilateral meeting with his Algerian counterpart Sabri Boukadoum on the margins of the meeting.

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