29 March 2011: AEBR signs cooperation agreement with the African Union:



 
Mr. Martín Guillermo Ramírez, Secretary General of AEBR, and Mr. Aguibou Diarrah, former Ambassador of Mali, currently in charge of the African Union Border Programme

The Secretary General of the Association of European Border Regions, Mr. Martín Guillermo, signed on 29th March 2011 in Brussels a collaboration agreement between the association and the African Union during a working lunch held with Mr. Aguibou Diarrah, former Ambassador of Mali and currently in charge of the African Union Border Programme. The agreement aims at exchanging information and experiences between both entities. Furthermore, the AEBR, that has expressed in this document its support to the border programme of the African Union, will implement training initiatives in the field of cross-border cooperation in this continent.

Martín Guillermo and Aguibou Diarrah have also participated in the second Assises of Decentralised Cooperation for Development. Organized by the CdR and held the 29th and 30th of March in Brussels, this conference has allowed representatives of local and regional authorities from the European Union and the developing countries to debate the different perspectives of the cooperation for development. Representatives from all European institutions have participated, as well as authorities from Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Furthermore, the Secretary General of the AEBR had meetings with representatives of the DG Development and Cooperation in order to show the European Commission different initiatives in the field of cross-border cooperation, as well as to exchange points of view on its implementation in other parts of the world.

 

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