28/05/2009 - During her official visit to the OECD, the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, met with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and addressed ambassadors at a special meeting of the OECD Council.
President Bachelet’s visit further strengthened the relationship between Chile and the OECD (read Mr Gurría's speech).
Chile is one of five countries (the others are Estonia, Israel, Russia and Slovenia) in the process of meeting the obligations necessary to be invited to become a member of the Organisation.
In addition to discussions about the economic and financial crisis, Chilean Finance Minister Andrés Velasco and the Secretary-General signed the ‘Protocol Privileges and Immunities’, a step in the accession process.
Video of Madame Bachelet's address to council; Complete text.
For more information on Chile - www.oecd.org/chile
For more infomation on the road to membership - www.oecd.org/accession
Address by the President of Chile, Ms. Michelle Bachelet, to the OECD Council 28 May 2009