Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Beijing on 22 July 2016 to attend a 1+6 Roundtable Meeting “To Promote Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Economic Growth of China and the World”, on the invitation of Prime Minister Li Keqiang convening the Heads of IGOs: Mrs. Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the IMF; Mr. Jim Yong Kim, President of the World Bank Group; Mr. Roberto Azevedo, Director-General of the WTO; Mr. Guy Ryder, Director-General of the ILO; and Mr. Mark Carney, Chairman of the FSB. The Secretary-General presented leading interventions on “Promoting structural reforms to enhance potential growth” and on “Innovation-driven economic growth”.
Following the meeting with the Prime Minister, Mr. Gurría attended, on 23-24 July, the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting in Chengdu, where he also took part in the G20 High-level Tax Symposium, delivering remarks on “Global Tax Cooperation of the G20”, and moderating a session on “Increasing Tax Certainty to Promote Investment and Trade in a world where value creation is changing”. At the G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting, the Secretary-General delivered remarks at the sessions on “Global Economy”, “Framework for Strong, Sustainable and Balanced Growth”, “Investment and Infrastructure” and “International Tax”.
Mr. Gurría also delivered remarks at the opening of a China-OECD Policy Dialogue on New Approaches to Economic Challenges, alongside Mr. Lou Jiwei, Minister of Finance, People’s Republic of China; Mr. Jim Yong Kim, President, World Bank; and Mr. David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, IMF.
While in China, the Secretary-General held several bilateral meetings with high-level officials from the People’s Republic of China as well as from other countries attending the meetings.