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Mediterranes Issue #1/2015 Online Now

What does the Algerian ambassador to Germany, H.E. Nor-Eddine Aouam, have to say about Algeria as an industrial and business location? Is Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) really a ray of hope for social welfare? Are railway projects in the Arabian Peninsula a “green” and competitive alternative?


Christian Wulff inaugurates EMA office in Casablanca

Symbolically underpinning the enhanced cooperation, EMA President Christian Wulff inaugurated today in Casablanca, Morocco, the first EMA office in an Arabic Country. Given the new office’s address at Boulevard de Paris in the city centre, Wulff expressed his hope “that from this venue an allegoric Boulevard leads to Germany”.


German-Arab Multiplier Exchange

EMA held a networking event to welcome the participants of the German-Arab Multiplier Exchange in the esteemed presence of Hamburg’s Second Mayor, Senator Dr. Dorothee Stapelfeldt, and diplomatic representatives of the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Tunisia, selected guests, and alumnae.


First Arab-German Forum Diplomatique

In the framework of strengthening the Arab-German relations and in light of what the Arab region is witnessing at both the political and economic levels, EMA, in cooperation with the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Berlin, held the first "Arab-German Forum Diplomatique" with an active participation of about 200 guests, among them high-ranking representatives of the Arab embassies, business and politics.


the EMA strengthens its relationship with Algeria

During the two-day Business Forum Algeria the EMA welcomed more than 150 Algerian entrepreneurs and decisionmakers to Hamburg. Together with their German counterparts the delegates debated about current topics, such as renewable energies, infrastructure and logistics, as well as the stimulation of the economy and employment. (click 'Read more' for the French report)


His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal met with His Holiness Pope Francis

Honorary President of the EMA, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal met with His Holiness Pope Francis discussing during a meeting at the Vatican the need for nations to come together for a common cause in the name of human dignity. His Holiness and HRH also spoke about the growing number of people that have been displaced from their homes in recent months.


Christian Wulff elected President of the EMA

The former German Federal President Christian Wulff was elected unanimously as President of the EMA during the General Assembly. “An organization that is engaged so extensively and on an equal footing for concrete projects with the Arab countries, deserves every measure of support”, said Wulff.


EMA cooperation with German Academic Exchange Service

Science meets Business - The EMA is pleased to be actively engaged in the University-Business-Partnership-Programme between Hamburg University, Cairo University and the ESSEC Tunis for a stronger interaction between higher education institutions and enterprises to bring about a transfer of knowledge, thus being able to better satisfy the requirements and developments of the job market in the future.


Modernization and market development

„We are ready … are you?“ – these were the final words of the speech of H. E. Badreldin Abdalla Mohamed, the ambassador-designate of the Republic of Sudan in Germany. The speech touched upon the topics of the economic situation and investment opportunities in Sudan within the framework of a Salon Diplomatique, as it was the ambassador’s first public appearance in Germany. 


Business-Lunch und informative event about Ajman Free Zone (UAE)

Together with H.E. Mahmoud Khalil Al Hashemi, General Manager of the Ajman Free Zone Authority, the EMA was able to inform about business and investment opportunities for German entrepreneurs in the Ajman Free Zone of the United Arab Emirates within the framework of an informative event with a subsequent Business Lunch.


4th Business Forum Iraq

„My country needs a huge technology transfer and educational expertise and has the possibility to learn from German enterprises“, stated H.E. Dr. Alkhateeb, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to Germany, at the 4th Business Forum Iraq in Nuremberg. The attendant entrepreneurs of both regions were convinced that much idle potential can be used in future.


EMA at the IFAT

On the world's leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materialsmanagement IFAT in Munic,the EMAas official partner was present with a joint wxhibition booth, thereby benefiting from the high visitors rate of all sectors and used the opportunity to promote the upcoming "German-Arab Water Forum 2014" as well as to win future business partners and members.


Change of the official name of the EMA

Within the develoment of the EMA, the Board decided on basis of a Member's agreement to change the official name of the EMA.


Salon Diplomatique Saudi Arabia

H.E. Prof. Dr. med. Ossama bin Abdulmajed Ali Shobokshi himself informed the guests of the Salon Diplomatique Saudi-Arabia about the great plans of the Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia, which seeks a thriving economic future, and about the role German companies can play in that process.