Morocco is one of the promising countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in terms of human capital with an ambitious youth determined to achieve the country’s development goals, said, Tuesday in Casablanca, vice president of the World Bank (WB) for the said region, Ferid Belhaj.
The Kingdom, one of the first countries to have joined the Human Capital Project, has a human potential with creative energy and a great capacity for innovation especially in the field of new technologies, he underlined at a meeting on the new strategy of the World Bank in Morocco.
The WB strategy in Morocco, which is based on an inclusive growth, is meant to prepare Moroccans for tomorrow’s world, he said, noting that the youth issue occupies a central place in the global institution’s development strategy.
Noting that the Moroccan private sector plays an important role, Belhaj called on the public authorities to offer more space for this sector, so that it can contribute largely to achieving large-scale projects undertaken in the Kingdom.
The partnership between the two parties will essentially enable Morocco to face the major challenges especially in terms of economic, social, environmental, technological development and renewable energy, he pointed out.
The WB vice president for MENA is currently visiting Morocco with the aim of consolidating the long-standing partnership with the kingdom and identifying priority areas as part of future cooperation.