Morocco, “Perfect Place” for IMF-World Bank Annual Meetings

In a video posted on Twitter on Saturday, IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva said that Morocco, a nation that connects Africa, the Middle East, and Europe, is the “perfect place” to host the forthcoming annual meetings of the World Bank Group and International Monetary Fund.

Thrilled to be back in Morocco- a country that bridges Africa, the Middle East and Europe. The perfect place for our annual meetings”, scheduled for October 9 to 15 in Marrakesh, she tweeted, using the hashtag #Marrakech 2023.

The video, which gathered thousands of views a few hours after its posting, was recorded in front of the centuries-old historical site of Chellah in Rabat, where the IMF managing Director started an official visit.

She recalled that in just four months the international finance community will gather in Marrakesh.

“I cannot think of a better place, Morocco is a country that bridges Africa, the Middle east, Europe, a crossroad, and a place where ideas flourish. A country with rich culture, great traditions, strong and vibrant economy, but above all a country of wonderful people”, she added.

Central bank governors, finance ministers, academics, business executives, legislators, members of civil society organizations, and journalists come together during the week-long IMF and World Bank meetings to discuss policy issues such as the future of the world economy, financial stability, eradicating poverty, inclusive economic growth and job creation, and climate change.

This important gathering, which is held mostly in Washington and every three years in a member country other than the United States, is projected to draw close to 14,000 participants from 189 member countries of these two institutions.

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