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Host country

Choosing Morocco as host country recognizes the country’s experience in organizing international events.

In October 2018, the Kingdom of Morocco was officially designated as the host country for the Annual Meetings of the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund. This choice is highly symbolic as it marks the return of these Annual Meetings to Africa after they were held for the first time in Nairobi (Kenya) in 1973. It also affirms Morocco’s position on the African continent and the MENA region.

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Discover Morocco

Explore Marrakesh

Marrakesh, known as the “ochre city,” is Morocco’s leading tourist destination. With its 1,300,000 inhabitants, it is the fourth most populous city in the country. Endowed with an impressive cultural heritage with countless monuments and museums, the city is divided into two distinct parts: the new city and the medina or historic city, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 1985.

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Practical information



The high-speed train, the tramway and the high-service level bus—Morocco’s regions and cities are rolling out first-rate urban and interurban transportation systems.



Mild and temperate, never too cold, rarely too hot, except in the South and even there, Morocco can be visited all year round in absolute comfort.



Refined and so very fragrant Moroccan cuisine is one of the best in the world.

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