The attribution of the 2021 annual meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (WB-IMF) to Morocco was formalized, Sunday, October 14th 2018, in Bali, during a signing ceremony held at the end of the assemblies of the two international institutions in Bali.
The agreement was initialed by the president of the WB Group, Mr. Jim Yong Kim, Managing Director of the IMF, Mrs. Christine Lagarde, and Minister of Economy and Finance, M. Mohamed Benchaaboun.
The 2021 edition will thus be an opportunity to present the structural reforms undertaken by Morocco, as well as the progress achieved by the Kingdom.
It will also contribute to the debates and discussions with international decision-makers and experts on ways to promote international and regional cooperation.
Last April, Morocco was chosen to host the 2021 annual meetings of the WB-IMF. This event will coincide with the 60th anniversary of the Kingdom's accession to these two international institutions.
This decision comes after a review of the applications submitted initially by 13 countries. It highlights the confidence of the WBG and the IMF in Morocco's ability to successfully organize major events.
The Kingdom is the second African country to host these assemblies after the first one in 1973 in Nairobi, Kenya.