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Economic Integration in North Africa: Landscape & Challenges

North Africa Initiative of the JHU SAIS Foreign Policy Institute hosted a roundtable discussion on the current landscape, prevailing dynamics and challenges impacting economic integration in North Africa. Speakers offered their insights on how North African countries can salvage the spirit of the Arab Maghreb Union and recommended pathways to enhanced cooperation beyond trade and commerce, including regional security, climate change and irregular migration.


H.E. Mohammed Haneche - Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Algeria to the United States

Jihad Azour - Director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department, International Monetary Fund

Mariarosa Lunati - Senior Advisor at the Global Relations and Cooperation Directorate, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Hélène Francois - Legal and Policy Advisor at the Directorate for Financial Affairs, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

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