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    Morocco Joins 140 Nations at World Government Summit in Dubai

    13 Feb 2018

    Along with some 4,000 government officials and policy experts representing 16 international organizations and 140 countries, Moroccan officials participated in the opening of the sixth session of the World Government Summit yesterday in Dubai.

    The 2018 theme is “Shaping Future Governments”. The three-day summit serves as a “knowledge exchange center” to solve global challenges and harness innovation to better serve citizens.

    Morocco is represented by a delegation composed of the Minister of Economy and Finance, Mohamed Boussaid, Minister in charge of the Reform of the Administration and the Civil Service, Mohammed Benabdelkader and the Minister in Charge of Moroccans Residing Abroad and Migration Affairs, Abdelkrim Benatiq.

    The summit will include 120 interactive sessions with the participation of 130 speakers, presenters, global NGO leaders, and global thought leaders from across the globe.

    These include French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay and the Director General of the World Bank. the WTO, Roberto Azevêdo.

    Various forums, including Prospecting for the Future by Governments for Improving Well-being in Human Societies and Co-Creating Government Services with Citizens, will be held to discuss issues related to industrial intelligence, climate change, Arab youth leadership, global dialogue on happiness and sustainable development goals.

    First held in Dubai in 2013, the summit has been described as the largest annual government-focused gathering in the world.

    Former speakers include US President Barack Obama, former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

    The event is sponsored under the patronage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.


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