The Secretary-General Ad. Interim of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM), M. Plàcido Plaza, received at the CIHEAM’s Headquarters in Paris, Mr. Saïd Bhira the Special Counsellor to the Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM) on Higher Education and Research. This meeting was the opportunity to discuss cooperation activities on Higher Education and Research, and to identify avenues of collaborations related to climate change, women empowerment, and migrations issues. Working on an increased exchange of expertise, information and publications on these issues is also a target that has been set during the meeting.
On the 10 of July 2017 in Barcelona, the Secretary-General of the UfM, Fathallah Sijilmassi, and the late Secretary General of the CIHEAM, Cosimo Lacirignola, discussed new strategic directions aimed at strengthening cooperation in the Euro-Mediterranean region. The two organizations will continue to work together to bring forward solutions on issues related to food and nutrition, climate change and women empowerment.