Furthering economic development cooperation
16 January 2014
26 November 2013
Mr. Mohamed Ould Bilal, Minister of Infrastructure and Construction (former) and Member of the executive office of the Chamber of Commerce of Mauritania, attended the Forum as a close EMA partner and presented in his new function as the General Director of the electricity company of Mauritania (SOMELEC) the numerous opportunities for the German energy sector. Due to his numerous merits and the long-standing partnership with the EMA, Mr. Bilal was solemnly appointed as Honorary Member of the EMA. More
26 November 2013
During the "2nd Maghreb-Forum" at the Representation of the city of Hamburg in Berlin, famous Maghrebian delegations and representatives of the German economy could exchange very successful on specific potentials of cooperation. “Germany is an ideal partner for economic co-operation with the Maghreb and for the Maghrebian integration. Together with the EMA, we will develop deeper relations.” affirmed the General Secretary of the Union of the Maghreb, H.E. Habib Ben Yahia. More
„The excellent network of the EMA provides the perfect platform for the urgent and dedicated action necessary” – concluded a participant of the successful German-Arab Environment Forum in the Amman Chamber of Commerce. Headed by the Honorary President of the EMA, HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, and its president, Ms. Adelheid Sailer-Schuster, insightful workshops and lively discussions with more than 300 guests led to relevant results, newly established contacts and innovative projects. More
In the course of his first offical visit to Germany, the major oft the Mauritanian city Zouerate, Mr. Yacoub Ould Salem Vall and a delegation met with the EMA on June 13th, 2013. The meeting built on the outstanding relations between Mauritania and the EMA and after the cooperation agreement with the Chamber of Commcere of Nouakchott, a partnership agreement with the city of Zouerate was signed. The agreement includes mutual projects in the field of water and waste management, finances and gender equality.
May 27, 2013
For the third time in a row the EMA brought German companies to Morocco. Purpose of the trip was to gain important information and contacts for the optimal development of their companies in the Kingdom. The delegation visited the regional chamber of commerce, investment centers and other economic hotspots in the four main cities Casablanca, Rabat, Kenitra and Tangiers. As a closure the delegation participated in the environment forum Eau Expo. More.
Funded by sequa GmbH, initiated by the EMA and in collaboration with the University of Rostock, EMA member Mülot Autotechnik has started a project for the retreading of tires in Morocco. This kick-off event brought together 50 important stakeholders from the ministries and economic sector, who took advantage of the launch to further deepen the integration. Several visits and bilateral talks laid the foundation for further cooperation. Read more on the sequa website.
The EMA-management accompanied the state secretary of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), Hans-Jürgen Beerfeltz, to Tunis. Main focus of the trip were the role of the Ministry in the private sector and development cooperation, the employment issue and the importance of entrepreneurs for sustainable development. An interview with state secretary Beerfeltz can be found in the upcoming EMA-Newsletter!
October 9, 2012
In the framework of the German-Tunisian partnership, the first governmental consultations at the secretary of state-level took place on September 12th 2012 to deepen the cooperation between the two countries. Initialized by the EMA and fostered by the Federal Foreign Office, the German-Arab mentoring-project was addressed and particuarly appreciated by all ministries, according to a speaker of the Federal Ministry of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth (BMFSFJ): Together with the BMFSFJ, the economic and societal participation of women shall be strengthened and German-Tunisian cooperation further developed.
An international event such as the 2nd Hamburg Water Forum for the EMA Region not only builds upon existing partnerships, for example with the Arab Water Council or the water association ACUWA; furthermore it offers an excellent opportunity to create new partnerships - best exemplified by the Memorandum of Understanding signed by EMA and the Chambre de Commerce d'Industrie et d'Agriculture de Mauritanie during the Forum. Under the umbrella of economic development cooperation, both organizations are now working on deeper and enhanced economic and societal ties between Germany and Mauretania.
"My attendance allows me to be optimistic about the future“, is how the Jordanian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, H. E. Mohammed Al Najjar, summed up the 2nd Hamburg Water Forum for the EMA Region. The event, under the patronage of Mr. Peter Altmaier, German Federal Minister for the Environment, and HRH Prince Hassan bin Talal, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, brought together about 250 high-ranking representatives from the economy, science and politics in the Hamburg Chamber of Commerce. The discussion centered around the water challenges the Arab region faces.
April 13, 2012