An elderly woman votes in the Tunisian elections held in October 2011, the first ballot held after the outbreak of the "Arab Spring".
The Middle East and the Maghreb
Over its long tradition as a country of understanding between cultures and civilisations, Spain has maintained, and continues to maintain, an active foreign policy in both the Maghreb and the Middle East

This is a region undergoing profound changes and which constitutes one of the fundamental pillars of our foreign policy, establishing the stability and progress of both regions and the resolution of existing conflicts as priorities of that policy.

  • Spain and the Maghreb
    The Maghreb, a region of North Africa comprising Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya, has long been a priority of Spanish foreign policy. Factors such as geographical proximity, historical links and substantial human, economic and cultural exchanges have favoured and driven relations with Spain's southern neighbours.
  • Spain and the Middle East
    Spain's relationship with the Middle East is a neighbourly one, characterised by cooperation and that, over recent years, has been strengthened by commercial agreements that have allowed for the export of Spanish goods and technology for the construction of new infrastructure in these countries, in particular in the Gulf

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  • 14 Sep @SpainMFA * FM @jmalbares has held a busy schedule of meetings today in #Doha with Qatari business owners who expressed their i… https://t.co/A0fp41A9p1
  • 14 Sep @SpainMFA * .@jmalbares has met with the Emir of #Qatar @TamimBinHamad and with Foreign Minister @MBA_AlThani_, with whom he ha… https://t.co/HpY3D4n7J3
  • 13 Sep @SpainMFA * .@jmalbares has participated by videoconference in the donors Conference on Humanitarian Aid for #Afghanistan, conv… https://t.co/YmMSE1cFMQ
  • 13 Sep @SpainMFA * Joint statement from @culturagob and @SpainMFA to express our solidarity with the Nicaraguan writer Sergio Ramírez… https://t.co/yt9fCA8yF1
  • 11 Sep @SpainMFA * Spain welcomes the formation of the new government in #Lebanon by the Designated Prime Minister @Najib_Mikati. Tog… https://t.co/P8R9c8bK4E
  • 10 Sep @SpainMFA * UN Secretary General @antonioguterres has launched #OurCommonAgenda, an important report on how to improve internat… https://t.co/USX3Qt7aqd
  • 10 Sep @SpainMFA * Minister @jmalbares has arrived in Pakistan to follow the evolution of the crisis in #Afghanistan. He will hold bil… https://t.co/pUJPxr1vKi
  • 08 Sep @SpainMFA * Today, September 8th, we give recognition to all 7.208 Spanish development aid workers around the world. Thank you… https://t.co/j9KrvZTpMT
  • 03 Sep @SpainMFA * RT @EUCouncilTVNews: Arrival and doorstep by @jmalbares, Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation​ of #Spain, at the In…
  • 03 Sep @SpainMFA * RT @StateDeptSpox: .@SecBlinken and Spanish Foreign Minister @jmalbares spoke today about Spain’s generous support to transport Americans,…
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  • 02 Sep @SpainMFA * 70% of the population in Spain is fully #vaccinated, a joint achievement that gives us 100% hope for the future.… https://t.co/Je4MWshVHb
  • 30 Aug @SpainMFA * Today Minister @jmalbares has met in Madrid with his Slovenian counterpart @AnzeLog. They have addressed the situa… https://t.co/evTsQfPZxf
  • 27 Aug @SpainMFA * RT @jmalbares: Today on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Estonia, I had a telephone conversation with…
  • 27 Aug @SpainMFA * RT @NATOpress: Many thanks to #Spain and to all #NATO Allies and partners involved in this challenging effort! #Afghanistan

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