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The Ministers on Water of the North Africa sub-region have met at CEDARE (Center for Environment & Development for the Arab Region & Europe, an Inter-Governmental Organization, headquartered in Cairo, with Focal Points in Governments including all North African Countries), Cairo, on the 4th of February, 2003, and expressed the emphasis on the role that water plays in the development of Africa.  Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Mauritania, and Tunisia expressed their full support for the AMCOW (African Ministers Council On Water) and for the continued integration and cooperation between the 5 AMCOW sub-regions. They stated that North Africa is as an integral part of Africa that shares common water problems with other parts of Africa included in the other 4 sub-regions. Among these problems are, water scarcity, and the need for: expansion in irrigated agriculture, groundwater development, increased water supply & sanitation coverage, integrated management of transboundary groundwater basins, and development of non-conventional water resources.

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