Head of Government Holds Talks with HM Queen of Netherlands, in Her Capacity as UNSGSA

Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, held Wednesday in Rabat, talks with Her Majesty Queen Máxima who was on a visit to Morocco in her capacity as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA).

The Head of Government’s department reported that this visit is part of the United Nations (UN) agency’s support for Morocco’s progress in recent years in terms of inclusive finance.

This meeting, which was also attended by the Minister Delegate in charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, focused on ways to develop financial inclusion in Morocco, especially for women, the rural population, and small traders, mainly through mobile money services, financial technologies, and green and inclusive finance. 

On this occasion, Akhannouch stressed that the Moroccan government, which has achieved significant progress in inclusive finance, will continue its efforts invested in developing access to mobile money services, especially for categories not covered by banking services, indicating the government’s interest in supporting the United Nations (UN) agency in this framework, in accordance with the development guidelines of the Kingdom, under the wise leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

During this meeting, the Head of Government also recalled the Moroccan government’s achievements in the field of inclusive finance, in line with the major social protection project that His Majesty the King surrounds with his High Solicitude, and which provides several inclusive finance mechanisms for the benefit of recipient populations.

Akhannouch further mentioned, in this regard, Morocco’s new digital strategy, which is currently being finalized and will give a powerful impetus to the digitization of public services in parallel with the government’s efforts to simplify administrative procedures.

Morocco’s digital strategy also aims to promote the digital economy and financial services that will consolidate the Kingdom’s strengths as an attractive digital hub for investment.