Mr. Driss EL AZAMI EL IDRISSI, Minister delegate to the Minister of economy and finance in charge of the Budget, visited Arusha, Tanzania, heading a delegation, composed of Mrs. Faouzia ZAABOUL, Director of the Treasury and External Finance as well as officials from the Ministry of economy and finance to participate at the African Development Bank (ADB) meetings, held from May 31st to June 1st 2012.
During these meetings, the Minister delegate in charge of the Budget took part in the work of the ADB Board of Governors which focused mainly on reviewing and approving the activities and the financial results of the ADB Group.
Mr. EL AZAMI EL IDRISSI also took part in the Governors` dialogue on: "the long term strategy of the ADB Group 2013-2022." In this regard, he called on the ADB to continue supporting the African countries in their socio-economic development and further the implementation of their strategies for growth over the next decade by taking into account the important internal and external pressures facing African countries.
In these meetings, the Minister delegate participated in the Panel discussion on "Arab spring: one year later" in which he put emphasis on the specificity of Morocco which has accelerated the implementation of political, economic and social reforms oriented towards human development.
Mr. El AZAMI EL IDRISSI also took part in the Panel discussion on "sustainable energy: challenges and opportunities in Africa" in which he presented the Moroccan experience in the field of renewable energy and invited donors, including the ADB, to assist and support African countries in this field.
During the closing session, the Governor of the ADB group for Tanzania, the current President of the Board of Governors passed power to the Minister delegate for the Moroccan Presidency of this Council until the ADB next Annual Meetings which will be held on May 30th and 31st 2013 in Marrakech.
These meetings bring together more than 2,000 people with the participation of 53 African Ministers of economy and finance and 24 countries representing three continents (America, Europe and Asia) participating in the capital of the Bank as well as representatives of several, regional and international financial organizations.