Washington, 11 October 2023 (TDI): Ā The World Bank (WB) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) are moving forward with their commitment to hold the 2023 Annual Meetings in Marrakech from October 9 to 15.

In the wake of the devastating earthquake, the World Bank and IMF has been collaborating closely with Moroccan authorities to check out Marrakech’s infrastructure and overall fitness to host the Annual Meetings.

The findings of this comprehensive review were instrumental in the decision-making process undertaken by the Managements of the WB and IMF, in discourse with Moroccan officials.

After deliberation, and with the Ā Moroccan people at the forefront of their minds, the decision has been made to proceed with the Annual Meetings in Marrakech.

This decision underscores the collective commitment of the international community to stand in solidarity with Morocco during this challenging period of recovery.

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Furthermore, theĀ  World Bank and IMF Annual Meetings in Marrakech will serve as a platform for insightful conversations and collaborative discussions on the future of the global economy. The agenda will include key sessions addressing pressing global issues, economic recovery strategies, and sustainable development goals.

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The Annual Meetings will feature high-profile attendees, including global leaders, policymakers, economists, and representatives from the private sector.

The Annual Meetings of the Boards of Governors of the World Bank Group (WBG) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) serve as a forum that convenes central bankers, finance and development ministers, parliamentarians, private sector leaders, representatives from civil society organizations, and academics.

This gathering is dedicated to addressing pressing global issues, which encompass the state of the world economy, poverty reduction, economic advancement, and the efficacy of international aid.

Additionally, the agenda features a diverse array of activities, including seminars, regional briefings, press briefings, and various other events that center around the global economy, worldwide development, and the global financial system. The upcoming meetings for this year are scheduled to be held in Marrakech, Morocco, from October 9 to October 15, 2023.

In addition to the official sessions, it will provide a unique opportunity for delegates to engage in a dialogue with local communities and witness firsthand the ongoing recovery efforts in Marrakech. The event aims to highlight the city’s resilience and determination to rebuild in the effects of the earthquake.