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President Kaljulaid met with OECD Secretary-General Gurria in Paris

President Kaljulaid met with OECD Secretary-General Gurria in Paris © presidendi kantselei

12.10.2020

Yesterday afternoon President Kersti Kaljulaid, met with Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development Jose Angel Gurria during her working visit to France.

The main topics of the meeting were the current situation of world economy and recovery from the crisis, global fiscal policy, development of digital services and OECD’s cooperation with non-members. “OECD must offer its member states a very high-level and fact-based analysis, the objective of which is quicker adjustment of economies to the great changes that we face this year and in the coming decades. OECD is a value-based organisation that brings together developed and developing democratic countries. OECD also has an important role in being a platform for shaping common policies for other influential economies of the world that are not part of the organisation,” President Kersti Kaljulaid said after the meeting.

The Head of State also emphasised that even though OECD is essentially a think tank, the main value of the organisation lies in its ability to distribute countries’ best experiences in order to put good thoughts into practice. “Only this way we can serve a common goal – increasing people’s well-being,” she added.

President Kaljulaid was on a three-day working visit to Brussels, Luxembourg and Paris where she met with leaders of the European Union and NATO, Prime Minister of Luxembourg and Secretary-General of OECD.