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BRUSSELS UE- The European Union (EU) noted Friday “with interest” the Algerian initiative for the revival of the Arab Maghreb Union.

Algeria has officially informed the AMU Secretary General for the organization "as soon as possible" of a meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers of the Union, it is recalled.

"We noticed with interest the Algerian proposal to hold a meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the Arab Maghreb Union," said the EU spokesperson in a reaction, noting that in general "any constructive initiative that can contribute to good cooperation in the Maghreb region is welcome".

The Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs explained on Thursday, in a Statement, that the initiative "is in line with Algeria's intimate and repeatedly expressed conviction of the need to relaunch the construction of the Maghreb complex and reactivate its institutions", stating that it is a follow-up to the conclusions of the Last Extraordinary Summit of the African Union held on 17 and 18 November 2018, on institutional reforms of the continental organisation, which has given particular attention to the role of the regional economic communities in the integration processes of African countries'.

"The relaunch of the meetings of the Council of Ministers, at Algeria's initiative, is likely to introduce a catalytic effect likely to revitalize the activities of the other organs of the Arab Maghreb Union," he concluded.

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