The 13th Mediterranean Week of Economic Leaders (MedaWeek) kicked off on Wednesday, bringing together businesses, government officials, experts and multilateral organizations in Barcelona, Spain.

The three-day annual event will focus on the importance of the Africa’s role in Mediterranean, alternatives to the Western banking system and the sustainable development needs of the Mediterranean area.

It kicked off under the motto, “New dawn for the Mediterranean”, with participants to discuss cooperation in the energy and automotive sectors.

“The Mediterranean has become a border in the world and there are new powerful actors in the region such as Russia and

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