EBRD President visits Morocco to boost cooperation

By Nibal Zgheib

EBRD President visits Morocco to boost cooperation

EBRD President Suma Chakrabarti is visiting Morocco on 20 February for meetings with the country’s leadership.

Ahead of his visit, President Chakrabarti said: “We are committed and ready to further support Morocco and empower the private sector with a special emphasis on job creation and inclusion. Morocco has made good progress in economic reform and development and we look forward to contributing to the country’s economy with more investments.”

During his visit, President Chakrabarti will meet Saad-Eddine Othmani, Head of Government; Mohamed Boussaid, Minister of Economy and Finance and EBRD Governor; Nasser Bourita, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development; and Aziz Akhannouch, Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries, Rural Development, Water and Forests.

The EBRD delegation will include Douglas Nevison, Board Director for Morocco; Janet Heckman, Managing Director for the southern and eastern Mediterranean region; and Marie-Alexandra Veilleux-Laborie, Head of the EBRD’s office in Morocco.

Morocco is a founding member of the EBRD and became a country of operations in 2012. To date, the Bank has invested over €1.5 billion in 36 projects in the country. The Bank has also supported close to 400 Moroccan small and medium-sized enterprises with business advisory services.