The Member States of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) convened by videoconference in a meeting of the UfM Regional Platform on Trade and Investment (formerly known as the UfM Trade Senior Officials Meeting), chaired by teh UfM Co-Presidency of the European Commission and Jordan.
The meeting followed up on the 11th UfM Trade Ministers Conference held in November 2020, and agreed a Work Programme for the coming period focused around three main pillars:
- Sustainable Trade: participants reviewed the EU Trade Policy Review, the main findings of a study for an ex-post evaluation of the trade component of the Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreements between the EU and six partner countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco and Tunisia),
- Sustainable Investment: participants discussed the latest developments on the EU investment policy, and progress on the implementation of the EU-OECD Programme on Investment in the Mediterranean.
- Regional Integration: participants reviewed the EU support to trade and investment in the Southern Neighbourhood for the period 2021-2027, and the state of play on the Modernization of Pan-Euro-Mediterranean rules of origin.