World Bank-IMF Annual Meetings: M. Nadia Fettah Holds Meeting with Spanish First Deputy PM, Minister for Economy, Digitalization

The Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah, held talks on October 10 in Marrakech with the First Deputy Prime Minister of the Spanish Government and Minister of Finance and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño Santamaría.

During the meeting, which took place in the presence of Spain’s Ambassador to Morocco, Ricardo Díez-Hochleitner,  the two officials discussed different topics of common interest, including prospects for strengthening cooperation between the two Kingdoms, while praising the excellent relations linking Morocco and Spain.

On this occasion, Alaoui and Santamaría reviewed the different areas of bilateral cooperation, describing the existing ties between Morocco and Spain as “exemplary,” which are set to grow even stronger, particularly in the wake of the joint hosting, alongside Portugal, of the 2030 FIFA World Cup.

The Annual Meetings of the World Bank (WB) Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) kicked off on Monday, October 9, in Marrakech. 

The annual meetings are expected to bring together approximately 12,000 high-level participants, including 180 official delegations led by the Ministers of Economy and/or Finance and the Governors of Central Banks. 

This year’s edition in Marrakech, a first in the Arab world, marks the return of these meetings to Africa following those held for the first time in Nairobi in Kenya, 50 years ago.

For senior officials from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank (WB), these meetings will highlight the significant role that Morocco plays in the international community, providing the ideal space for discussing the challenges facing the region and the world at a crucial time in the global economy.

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