Barcelona, Spain, 8 April. Union for the Mediterranean Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) took place in Barcelona. Prof. Dr. Abdelhamid El-Zoheiry presented the renewed vision and strategic plan for EMUNI to the representatives of the Union for the Mediterranean SOM. He explained the opportunities and challenges facing EMUNI and highlighted the upcoming activities and initiatives. The members were also informed about EMUNI's plan for launching the Master Programme titled Inter-Cultural Business Communication and requested for support in providing scholarships for Students from the South Mediterranean Countries. The UfM SOM representatives renewed their support to EMUNI, expressed their satisfaction with EMUNI's planned activities and provided the President with valuable suggestions for future cooperation with the UfM.
After the SOM meeting, the EMUNI President met Mr. Fathallah Sijilmassi, Secretary General of the UfM, where he expressed his full support and interest in pursuing close cooperation with EMUNI in its function as the academic arm of the Union for the Mediterranean. Also discussed during the meeting were cooperation along joint research initiatives and fostering within the shared vision and mutual interest to reduce the knowledge gap and bring closer academics and students from two shores of the Mediterranean.