Union for Mediterranean is a cooperation framework between northern and southern countries in the Mediterranean Sea, according to Ambassador Nasser Kamel, the union's chairperson.
The Euro-Mediterranean Cooperation and Strategic Partnership Session kicked off on Sunday on the sidelines of the World Youth Forum (WYF 2018) taking place in the resort town Sharm el-Sheikh during November 3 to 6.
Kamel illustrated that the Euro-Mediterranean dimension is one of the seven pillars of the Egyptian personality, which is deemed the core of WYF 2018.
"The Union for Mediterranean will be a key tool at the Barcelona Conference due to take place next summer," Kamel noted.
Surkoš emphasized that relations between Egypt and the EU are always advancing, and that the futures of the North African state and the European block are intertwined.
The session was run by veteran anchor Mahmoud al-Werwari, with the participation of several speakers such as Ambassador Nasser Kamel, Ambassador of European Union Delegation to Egypt Ivan Surkoš, expert of Development affairs at the UN Samir Anoni and executive director of the Egyptian Economic Forum Adel al-Adawi.
President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi officially launched the second edition of the World Youth Forum (WYF) on Saturday.
The opening session was attended by hundreds of participants as well as keynote speakers, top officials and prominent individuals from all around the world.