World Bank Group – IMF Annual Meetings: HoG Aziz Akhannouch Chairs 4th Meeting of National Steering Committee

Head of Government, Aziz Akhannouch, presided over the 4th meeting of the National Steering Committee for the organization of the Annual Meetings of the World Bank (WB) Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF), scheduled to take place in Marrakech in October.

The Annual Meetings are expected to bring together 14,000 high-level participants, including Ministers of Economy and Finance and Governors of Central Banks from the 189 member countries.

The meeting focused on examining the latest arrangements for finalizing Morocco’s preparations at all levels to host this major international event, which provides an opportunity for the Kingdom to showcase its vision on numerous issues relating to current and future challenges and voice Africa’s concerns to the international community.

During the meeting, Akhannouch recalled that Morocco has established itself as a leading destination for hosting global events requiring high organization quality, thanks to the exceptional development process that the Kingdom has undergone over the last two decades under the Enlightened Leadership of His Majesty King Mohammed VI.

The Moroccan official also stressed that the choice of the Kingdom to host a global meeting of the level of the annual general meetings of the World Bank (WB) Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) reflects the special interest that the international financial institutions attach to the Kingdom.

Committee members were presented and briefed on the organizational and logistical arrangements for welcoming participants under optimal conditions, as well as Morocco’s participation in the event’s scientific program. This meeting was held two months following the Head of Government’s visit to Marrakech, accompanied by members of the Committee, during which he called on the relevant parties to intensify preparations to ensure the success of this important event.

The 4th meeting of the National Steering Committee for the Organization of the Annual Meetings of the World Bank (WB) Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) was attended by Minister of the Interior, Abdelouafi Laftit, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Cooperation, and Moroccan Expatriates, Nasser Bourita, Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, Minister of Health and Social Protection, Khalid Ait Taleb, Minister of National Planning, Urban Planning, Housing and Urban Policy, Fatima Ezzahra El Mansouri, Minister of Tourism, Handicrafts and Social and Solidarity Economy, Fatim-Zahra Ammor, Minister of Transport and Logistics, Mohamed Abdeljalil,  Minister Delegate to the Head of Government in charge of Digital Transition and Administrative Reform, Ghita Mezzour, as well as Wali of Bank Al Maghrib, Abdellatif Jouahri, CEO of Royal Air Maroc (RAM), Abdelhamid Addou, Managing Director of the Moroccan National Tourism Office (ONMT), Adil El Fakir, Director General of the National Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ANRT), Azelarab Hassibi, and Director of Administrative and General Affairs at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Kharmoudi.

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