General Assembly 2017

The Medcities General Assembly took place on 8th November 2017, in Tripoli (Lebanon) hosted by the Urban Community of Al-Fayhaa.

On 8th November 2017, over 20 member cities gathered for the MedCities Steering Committee and General Assembly meetings.  The general assembly was chaired by the President of MedCities and Mayor of Tetouan Mr. Mohamed Idamomar, the President of Urban Al-Fayhaa Community-Mayor of Tripoli Mr. Ahmad Kamareddine and the General Secretary of MedCities Mr. Xavier Tiana.  The assembly approved the admission of five new cities in the network namely As-Salt (Jordan) with a population of 88.000 pple, Durres (Albania) with a population of 113.000 pple, the Union of Municipalities of Jounieh (Lebanon) with a population of 430.000 pple, the Union of Municipalities of Batroun (Lebanon) with a population of 51.000 pple, and the Union of Municipalities of Menieh (Lebanon) with a population of 96.000 pple. 

The 2017 activities report and the 2017 and 2018 budgets were presented and approved; also, it was discussed and approved the Action Plan for 2018 by the General Assembly. Municipal representatives gladly accepted the application by the City of Barcelona and the Metropolitan Area Authority to host next year annual General Assembly where members will have the responsibility to elect a new Steering Committee.

Attending cities: Al Fayhaa (Union of Municipalities), Tripoli (Lebanon), Barcelona, Barcelona (Union of Muncipalities), Chefchauen, Dannieh (Union of Municipalities), Djerba, Dubrovnik, El Minah, Gabes, Jbeil Byblos, Jerash, Jounieh, Koura (Union of Municipalities), Larnaka, Limassol, Mahdia, Menieh (Union of Municipalities), Menzel Bourghiba, Monastir, Msaken, Nabeul, Saida, Sfax, Sidi Bou Said, Tatouine, Tetouan, Tirana, Tunis, Zarqa, Zgharta-Ehden.