Minister-Delegate in charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, met, on Tuesday in Rabat, with the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Her Majesty Queen Máxima Zorreguieta of the Netherlands.
In her capacity as Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Her Majesty Queen Máxima’s visit to Morocco, between March 20 and 23, focuses on financial technology innovations, green and inclusive finance, and the development of digital payment systems promoting financial inclusion.
Her Majesty Queen Máxima’s visit will include meetings with the Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, Secretary General of the Government, Mohamed El Hajoui, Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, Minister of Industry and Trade, Ryad Mezzour, Governor of Bank Al-Maghrib Abdellatif Jouahri, and Chairperson of the Moroccan Capital Market Authority, Nezha Hayat.
Her Majesty is also scheduled to meet with clients and public and private sector leaders in Casablanca and Rabat to discuss opportunities to promote and collaborate on inclusive finance in Morocco.
This visit is Queen Máxima’s first visit to Morocco as a UN Special Envoy. The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) Reference Group partners who support the technical work for this visit are the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI), the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP), and the World Bank Group (WBG).
In this regard, Morocco is a leader in sustainable finance, having published a roadmap to align Morocco’s financial sector with sustainable development.