The 31st session of the Annual Meeting of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) will take place from May 10 to 12, 2022 in Marrakech.
During a meeting held on Monday in Rabat, the Minister of Economy and Finance, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, and the Secretary General of the EBRD, Kazuhiko Koguchi, signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) relating to the organization of the 2022 edition of the Bank’s annual meeting in Marrakech.
On this occasion, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, welcomed the holding in Marrakech of this 31st session of the Bank’s annual meeting which demonstrates, once again, she said, “the confidence that Morocco enjoys with its international partners, particularly in its ability to host and organize events of international scope”.
In this context, the Minister welcomed the progress of the preparations and the quality of collaboration between the team of the Ministry and that of the Bank, reassuring of the mobilization of all the means necessary for the success of this event, which will be one of the first international institutional events, organized in Morocco after the pandemic crisis.
The minister also highlighted the importance for Morocco to welcome all the governors of the EBRD and all the participants in this meeting.
Highlighting the quality of relations between Morocco and the EBRD and the support provided by the Bank since 2012 to the economic development efforts of the Kingdom, the Minister indicated that this event constitutes a moment to take stock of the activity of the bank and more specifically on the partnerships between the EBRD and Morocco, as well as on the great achievements over the past 10 years, particularly in terms of support for the private sector.
Also, Nadia Fettah Alaoui, stressed the availability of the Moroccan government to continue efforts to further develop cooperation with the Bank.
For his part, Kazuhiko Koguchi said that the EBRD’s annual meeting is an opportunity to demonstrate the Bank’s commitment to the countries in which it operates and to discuss ways to strengthen their economies, especially after two years of pandemic and the current international crisis.
Holding the EBRD event in Morocco, he said, testifies to “the resilience of this country and will help to highlight its attractiveness as a business hub and first-rate tourist destination”.
The EBRD Annual Meeting is an event organized annually in one of the 38 countries in which the Bank invests, and attended by official delegations led by the Ministers responsible for the Economy and Finance, personalities from the business world and international finance and representatives of civil society.