The Secretary-General of the OECD was in Moscow from the 14th to 16th February 2013, to attend the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors meeting organised under the Chairmanship of the Russian Federation.
Mr. Gurría delivered remarks on several sessions, on the following topics:
During this visit, Mr. Angel Gurría also met with Mr. Vladimir Putin, President of the Russian Federation (President Putin's speech), as well as several High Level Officials attending the G20 meetings.
In Moscow, the Secretary-General also launched, alongside Anton Germanovich Siluanov, Finance Minister of the Russian Federation, the OECD “Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2013” publication. This annual report highlights developments in structural policies in OECD countries and identifies structural reform priorities to boost real income for each OECD country and key emerging economies (Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa). The Going for Growth analysis also regularly takes stock of reform implementation in all the countries covered. This report provides internationally comparable indicators that enable countries to assess their economic performance and structural policies in a wide range of areas.
Mr. Gurría’s visit to Moscow was also be an opportunity for him to deliver, at the Institute of International Finance (IIF) Conference “The G-20 Agenda under the Russian Chairmanship”, a Keynote Address on “The importance of inclusive growth and sustainable development in emerging and developing countries, as well as the role of multilateral institutions, the G-20, and the private sector in building a stronger framework for global policy coordination”.
Structural reforms more important than ever for a strong and balanced economic recovery