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IMF, World Bank to proceed with annual meetings in Morocco in October

There were widespread doubts regarding whether the earthquake in the High Atlas Mountains would impact the arrangements for the meetings scheduled in Morocco's Marrakech.

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) and World Bank have chosen to go ahead with their yearly meetings in Morocco during October, despite a recent earthquake that tragically claimed the lives of over 2,900 individuals. This announcement was made on Monday.

This decision was reached by senior officials from the IMF and World Bank, following a request from Moroccan authorities. They had urged the global organizations to proceed with the gathering scheduled from October 9 to 15 in Marrakech, which is only 72 km away from the location of the 6.8-magnitude earthquake that occurred on September 8.

There were concerns circulating about whether the earthquake in the High Atlas Mountains would disrupt the plans for the meetings in Morocco's prominent tourist destination, Marrakech. These meetings are anticipated to draw in a substantial crowd, with an estimated attendance of 10,000 to 15,000 people to the city.

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