Good news for Marrakesh. The IMF and the World Bank are meeting

“The announcement we are making with the (Moroccan, ed.) minister of economy and finance and the president of the World Bank is that the meetings will take place as planned” in Marrakesh from October 9 to 15, Ms. Georgieva said. , in an exclusive interview for MAP.

The director general of the financial institution, which is participating in the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, also expressed gratitude on behalf of the IMF and the World Bank “to the authorities and the people of Morocco for the attention they pay to these annual meetings.

Ms Georgieva said she was “very grateful” to Morocco for its hospitality, but assured: “We will do everything in our power to help” the Kingdom after the earthquake hit several of the country’s provinces and prefectures.

According to her, it is a “message of solidarity” with the kingdom and with all countries that are facing upheavals, “because we live in a world that is more exposed to upheavals and we have to face them together.”

“This is exactly what the annual meetings will symbolize” when the world meets in Morocco, the IMF chief said.

This major meeting will bring together nearly 14,000 delegates from the 190 member countries of the two international institutions, including leaders of the public sector (central banks, ministries of finance and development, parliamentarians) and the private sector, as well as representatives of civil society organizations. and experts from academia.

It is the first time in 50 years that these gatherings have been held on the African continent.

According to the IMF, Morocco will serve as a hub for discussing global issues at a time when cooperation is more important than ever, highlighting challenges and opportunities in Africa and the Middle East in particular.

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