The Mediterranean Sea has borne some of the greatest civilizations known to mankind and today is a major player globally on account of its natural resources, trade and tourism. The richness in diversity of the Mediterranean has however plagued the area with particular circumstances that have caused conflicts, destruction, death and also unacceptable conditions to some of its peoples. Differences that can potentially threaten the peace, prosperity  and security of the region as a whole.
Through PAM, political dialogue and understanding between the Member States will be strengthened and this can be achieved, notably, by:

•Fostering and building confidence among Mediterranean States;
•Guaranteeing regional security, stability and promoting peace;
•Consolidating the endeavours of Mediterranean States;
•Presenting opinions and recommendations to national parliaments and governments, regional organizations and international fora.