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AfDB Vice President Responsible for Regional Development, Integration to Visit Morocco

The Vice President at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB), responsible for “Regional Development, Integration and Business Delivery”, Yacine Fal, will pay a working visit to Morocco on June 6-14.

During her visit, the Vice President will meet with members of the government, including Nadia Fettah, Minister of Economy and Finance, Younes Sekkouri, Minister of Economic Inclusion, Small Business, Employment and Skills, as well as Mohcine Jazouli, Minister Delegate to the Head of Government, in charge of Investment, Convergence and Evaluation of Public Policies, the AfDB said in a press release.

Fal will also take part in the work of the regional conference that focuses on “The future of employment and the role of entrepreneurship and very small and small and medium enterprises in North Africa,” scheduled for June 7 and 8 in Rabat, the press release noted.

The Vice President will also represent the Bank at the retreat of the African Union Commission’s Committee of Fifteen Ministers of Finance (F15), hosted by Morocco.

Regarding the private sector, the vice president’s agenda includes meetings with president of the Moroccan Employers’ Association (CGEM), Chakib Alj, and with the CEO of Casablanca Finance City (CFC), Said Ibrahimi, according to the same source.

“By its history, its excellence and its vitality, our relationship with Morocco is unique,” the vice president noted in the press release.

“The Kingdom is our first partner with a significant portfolio of operations and structural reforms that position it as a leader in areas such as investment and regional integration,” she added, stressing that her visit aims to “further strengthen this exemplary partnership”.

The African Development Bank has been active in Morocco for over fifty years. Operations cover health, agriculture, energy, water, transport, human development and the financial sector, totaling more than 12 billion euros in financing.

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