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Preparation of IMF-WB annual meetings: Kristalina Georgieva arrived in Morocco


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The Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Kristalina Georgieva, arrived this Saturday afternoon in Morocco. This visit announced a few days ago is part of the preparations for the Annual Meetings of the Bretton Woods institutions (IMF and World Bank), scheduled for October 9 to 15, 2023 in Marrakech.

In a tweet announcing her arrival, Kristalina Georgieva expressed her “joy to be back in Morocco”, as well as her “looking forward to discovering more about the preparations” of the assemblies, already underway for a few months. She also underlined her desire to collaborate with the Moroccan authorities and the Moroccan people on issues that matter to them, the region, and the world”.


Photo: @KGeorgieva Source: Twitter


In a previous tweet where she announced her current visit, the boss of the IMF had reiterated this same desire, assuring that it will be “a great opportunity to deepen our already strong partnership with the Moroccan authorities, and to hear local voices, as we prepare for our Marrakech 2023 Annual Meetings”.

Holding the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Morocco is a “judicious” choice, said IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva Saturday.

“The choice couldn’t have been more judicious,” Georgieva told reporters upon arrival in Rabat to take part in a series of preparatory meetings for the 2023 WB/IMF annual meetings, scheduled for next October in Marrakech.

While in Morocco, Georgieva will be taking part in a series of meetings and activities, including a high-level round table on Central Bank Digital Currencies, organized, Monday in Rabat, by Bank Al-Maghrib and the IMF.

The Annual Meetings are the major annual event of international finance. Some 15,000 personalities are expected to attend, including Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors of the 189 member countries of the two international financial institutions, as well as leading figures in international finance, international experts and opinion-makers, and representatives of the media, NGOs, and academia.


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