Arab Maghreb Union (AMU)

Established: By the Arab Maghreb Treaty, signed by the heads of state of the member countries on February 17, 1989, in Marrakesh, Morocco, effective July 1, 1989.

Purpose: “To strengthen the bonds of brotherhood which bind the member states and their peoples to each other… to work gradually towards the realization of the freedom of movement of [the member states'] people, goods, services, and capital… to safeguard the independence of every member state… to realize the industrial, agricultural, commercial, and social development of the member states… by setting up joint ventures and preparing general and specialized programs… to initiate cooperation with a view to developing education at various levels, to preserving the spiritual and moral values derived from the tolerant teachings of Islam, to safeguarding the ...

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