IMF-WB annual meeting closes in Marrakesh

IMF-WB annual meeting closes in Marrakesh

The World Bank and International Monetary Fund’s annual meetings, which were held in Marrakesh, came to a conclusion this Sunday morning with the revelation that Thailand would host the 2026 gathering and a lot of acclaim for the Moroccan organization of the event.

Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund, Ajay Banga, President of the World Bank, and Krisada Chinacishrana, Deputy Minister of Finance of Thailand, officially signed the agreement for Bangkok to host the 2026 Annual Meetings.

The IMF managing director expressed her desire for Bangkok to host the tournament in 2026, which would provide an opportunity to highlight the qualities and talents it possesses. She lauded the city of Marrakesh for its level of meticulous organization.

For the second time since 1991, Thailand will host the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund’s annual meetings. 

Georgieva deemed this as an opportunity to learn more about the country’s experience with the economic and social development it has attained over the years.

The World Bank President, Ajay Banga, expressed his appreciation for Morocco’s high level of organization in hosting the annual meetings, especially given the event’s lovely setting. He also reiterated his desire for Thailand to host the following session.

The Thai Deputy Minister of Finance, for his part, thanked Morocco for the warm welcome it gave to the attendees of the annual meetings and emphasized the government’s preparedness and desire to host the meetings in the 2026 session and make sure they were successful.

It is noteworthy that central bank governors, finance ministers, significant players in the private sector, representatives of civil society, members of the media, and academics attend the annual meetings of the Bank and the International Monetary Fund to discuss the pressing issues facing the global economy, particularly economic prospects and financial stability. 

Other topics covered include poverty alleviation, inclusive economic growth, job creation, climate change, and digital transformation.

Typically, these gatherings take place in other member countries for the third year after taking place in Washington, D.C., for two years in a row at the offices of the Bank and the International Monetary Fund.


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