H.E. Li Keqiang, Premier of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China, paid a historic visit to the OECD to deliver a keynote address and sign cooperation agreements to bolster ongoing collaboration.
The Secretary-General delivered a keynote speech at the 5th Global Review of Aid for Trade event and presented the OECD/WTO Aid for Trade at a Glance publication. He also held bilateral meetings with several heads of international organisations.
The Secretary-General participated in the GLOBSEC Bratislava Global Security Forum alongside the Prime Ministers of Poland, the Slovak Republic, Hungary and the Czech Republic. He also met with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of the Slovak Republic.
Mr. Gurría hosted H.E. Michelle Bachelet, President of the Republic of Chile, during her visit to the OECD on Tuesday 9 June 2015, coinciding with the 5th anniversary of Chile’s accession to the OECD.
At the invitation of Angela Merkel, Federal Chancellor of Germany, Secretary-General Gurría participated in working sessions on the Development Agenda alongside G7 partners, African Leaders and Heads of IGOs.
This stocktaking seminar builds upon previous events and reports to successive G20 presidencies on the implications of new measures of trade in value added terms and the emergence of global value chains (TiVA-GVCs) for trade, investment and related policies.
The Secretary-General was awarded the Médaille de la Haute Assemblée, which is given to personalities that have contributed to strengthening the relation between Latin America and France.
The Secretary-General was in Berlin to present the 2015 OECD Skills Outlook. He also attended a number of meetings including the International Transport Forum annual summit in Leipzig and the G7 finance summit in Dresden.
Mr. Gurría presented the 2015 OECD Economic Survey of Slovenia and met with the Slovenian President, Prime Minister and several government officials.
Mr. Gurría was in The Hague for the BIAC-TUAC Consultation with the Bureau of the upcoming 2015 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting.