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International Monetary Fund Managing Director, Christine Lagarde began a two-day working visit to Morocco on Wednesday during which she will meet members of the government and the Chairman of the Economic, Social and Environment Council (CESE).During her visit, her first in Morocco as IMF boss, Ms. Lagarde will meet with Prime Minister, Abdelilah Benkirane, the Minister for Economy Affairs and Finance, Mohamed Boussaà¯d and Central Bank Governor, Abdellatif Jouahri.

She will also deliver a speech to CESE members and meet with civil society representatives, students (including those of the International University of Casablanca), business leaders as well as women politicians.

Ms. Lagarde will fly to Jordan on Saturday where she will take part in a regional conference in Amman, organized by the IMF, the Jordanian government and the Arab Fund for Social and Economic Development (FADES).

It will be attended by more than 200 Middle East and North Africa officials.

The IMF had extended for the third time its credit facility of $6.2 billion to Morocco, usable for two years if necessary, but had stressed the urgency to accelerate reforms in the kingdom.

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