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Lalla Joumala Alaoui and Christine Lagarde chair a ceremony in Washington celebrating Morocco 

Written by FDM

Lalla Joumala Alaoui, Ambassador of Morocco to the United States, and Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), presided a ceremony celebrating Morocco on March 7 in Washington.

An event organized at the initiative of the Moroccan Embassy in Washington and the Diversity Reference Group within the IMF, with the assistance of the Banque Populaire and Royal Air Maroc. On the panel, Lalla Joumala Alaoui was delighted ” to take part, alongside the Moroccan community working in the IMF and the World Bank, in this event that celebrates our rich Moroccan heritage and the diversity that is its distinctive hallmark”, as well as the values of “otherness and tolerance” she said.

Referring to the celebration of International Women’s Day, Lalla Joumala Alaoui also said she was “delighted to stand with Christine Lagarde, an icon of women’s empowerment around the world,” and praised ” the efforts by women in order to promote those values that are so dear to us “.

She added that the IMF and the World Bank, through their actions and initiatives around the world, support development policies that place the core principles of gender equality, diversity and democratic governance. ” Morocco’s steadfast commitment to these principles, thanks to His Majesty’s leadership and personal commitment, is the cornerstone of the success of the Kingdom’s partnership with the Bretton Woods institutions ,” she stated, noting that ” this partnership is working tirelessly to build a future of progress and prosperity in our societies .”