PDES Confab take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in Geneva

Morocco an economic hub between Africa and the world

Promotion of Economic and Social Development (PDES) is the creation of the Moroccan government based in Geneva. Endowed with ECOSOC status with the council economic and social development of the United Nations, PDES which has been in existence since 2013, aims in particular to promote the economic and social development of least developed countries (LDCs), developing countries (DCs) and countries emerging markets, the strengthening of North-South/South-South cooperation, as well as the coordination of public-private partnerships (PPP) for economic and social development, particularly in Africa.

In this sense, and to promote an economic take-off of the African continent, PDES is organizing a conference under the theme “Morocco as an economic hub between Africa and the world”, with the aim of highlighting the progress and development of Morocco in recent years. This event focuses on the socio-economic opportunities that could be granted to Africa through Morocco as an international hub.

This conference will take place on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, at 5:30 p.m. in Geneva, on the sidelines of the 52nd session of the human rights council which commemorates the thirty-fifth anniversary of the adoption of the Declaration of the United Nations on the right to development.

The conference will be moderated by Mr Noureddine OBBAD, author and expert on sustainable development, with the participation of a panel of stakeholders, experts in economics, politics and development strategies, including Mr Christophe Pierre de Figueiredo; President of the Swiss Chamber of Commerce in Morocco, Mr Alain Jourdan: General Secretary of the Geostrategic Observatory of Geneva, Mr Amada Adjoumai; Head of Executive Search Switzerland at Global Mind Search, and Mr Pablo Demierre; Founder of Swiss Diplomacy Student Association (SDSA).

Actually, Africa is a strategic imperative. Some African countries are experiencing clear economic dynamism and seem destined to become the drivers of the development of the African continent to form the front runners of the African lions for the development of the continent.

Morocco, strong in its African identity, conceals many energies and potentialities which allow it to create favorable conditions of impetus and development for the African continent. It has the assets to play “the role of locomotive for a harmonious co-emergence of the continent” and become a future industrial Hub of integration towards structural changes in disseminating integrated and complementary investment opportunities between Africa and the rest of the world.

The Kingdom of Morocco has bold ambitions for itself, and therefore for Africa, and is one of the driving forces, in the dynamics of the collective spirit, to take up the challenges for the prosperity of the African continent. Morocco can be the initiator of African development for economic recovery and give hope to all the countries of Africa.

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