The information that the World Bank used to prepare its report on Algeria would come out of the imagination of a storyteller called Farid Belhadj, vice-president of the World Bank in charge of the MENA region, who is the editor of this biased report.
The slanders contained in this report aroused many reactions, but the conclusive evidence was brought by French friends of Algeria, as this report was made under the direction of the Moroccan Makhzen.
Farid Belhadj, a Tunisian national, held the position of chief of staff for the President of the World Bank, in addition to being a close friend of Prince Moulay Rachid and several Moroccan ministers.
This person with bad intentions joined the World Bank in 1996 as a special legal advisor for Morocco, Egypt, Iran, Algeria and Thailand.
And between 2002 and 2007 he held the position of World Bank operations officer for Morocco, which justifies his hatred towards Algeria.
From 2007 to 2010, he held the position of Special Representative of the World Bank to the United Nations in New York, before being promoted in 2010 to Director of the Pacific Region. He left this position in 2012 and headed to Beirut to manage the activities of the World Bank in Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iraq and Iran.
During this stage, he supervised the World Bank’s work on the Syrian refugee crisis and its consequences for the region. in 2018 he was promoted to the position of Vice President of the World Bank for the Middle East and North Africa, and during this period he wrote many reports in courtesy to Morocco.