Speeches


  • 14-April-2017

    English

    Parliamentarian Friends of the OECD Lunch Seminar on the 2017 Economic Survey of Japan

    It is a great pleasure to be here today with the Friends of the OECD Parliamentary Group. We are honoured by the presence of my good friend, Nikai-san, who was the driving force in establishing this Group in 2014, when we celebrated the 50th anniversary of Japan’s membership in the OECD.

  • 14-April-2017

    English

    Signing Ceremony of the renewed Memorandum of Understanding between the OECD and the ERIA

    Let me begin by thanking Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura and his team at the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia, – or ERIA, – for ttheir support and very effective partnership with the OECD since 2014. I am very pleased that Mr. Toshihiro Nikai could also join us on this very special occasion as it was he who brought the OECD and the ERIA together.

  • 14-April-2017

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    First International Economic Forum on Asia: “Enhancing Regional Integration and Development through Quality Infrastructure and Resilience"

    I am delighted to welcome you to the first International Economic Forum on Asia. Let me begin by thanking our partners: the Government of Japan, and in particular Mr. Nobuo Kishi, State Minister from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, and Mr. Hidetoshi Nishimura, President of the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia for co-hosting this Forum.

  • 13-April-2017

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    Presentation of the 2017 Economic Survey of Japan

    It is a great pleasure to be back in Tokyo to present the OECD’s 2017 Economic Survey of Japan. Let me thank the Japanese Government, in particular the Cabinet Office, for their support in the preparation of this Survey.

  • 10-April-2017

    English

    Informal ECOFIN – Tax session

    In leading global efforts to reform the international tax system, the OECD has built a close relationship with the EU. Time and again, we have been able to count on you to be a “first mover” on implementing and promoting international tax standards.

  • 5-April-2017

    English

    Working together to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals - OECD Global Forum on Development 2017 welcoming address

    I am delighted to welcome you to the OECD, and to Paris, for this year’s Global Forum on Development. Now in its twelfth year, the Forum draws on expertise from across the OECD, including its Development Centre, the Development Co-operation Directorate, the Sahel and West Africa Club, and beyond.

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  • 30-March-2017

    English

    In the Public Interest: Taking Integrity to Higher Standards - opening remarks at the 2017 OECD Global Anti-Corruption & Integrity Forum

    Welcome to the 5th edition of the OECD Global Anti-Corruption and Integrity Forum. Let me begin by thanking the Prime Minister of Slovakia, Mr. Robert Fico, and the Vice President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, for joining us for this opening.

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  • 29-March-2017

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    OECD Forest Project Event - opening remarks

    I am delighted to welcome you to this special event, expressing the commitment of the OECD to sustainability. We are here because we need to practice what we preach. We advise governments on how to be greener, so the least we can do is an equivalent effort to green the OECD and its management practices.

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  • 18-March-2017

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    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 4 – International Taxation

    International tax matters remain an important priority as you work to ensure that the progress made in the last few years is embedded through coherent, global implementation. My report for this meeting provides you with the latest update on the work of the Inclusive Framework on BEPS, which now has over 90 members.

  • 18-March-2017

    English

    G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting: Session 3 – International Financial Architecture

    As you probably know, the OECD Code of Liberalisation of Capital Movements is the sole multilateral agreement among state parties, signed by 34 OECD and 12 G20 members, aimed at ensuring openness, accountability and transparency in cross-border capital flow policies.

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