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News conferences with OECD Secretary-General in Santiago on 23-24 October 2013

 

18/10/2013 - OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría will visit Santiago on 23-24 October. Mr Gurría will present a major report on the Chilean economy, hold meetings with President Sebastián Piñera and his government, deliver two major addresses and participate in a signing ceremony marking Chile’s adherence to an international convention on mutual administrative assistance in tax matters.

 

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On Wednesday 23 October, at 10h15 (in Chile), Mr Gurría and Chilean Minister of Finance Felipe Larraín will present the Economic Survey of Chile. The survey looks at the key challenges facing Chile and proposes reforms to make growth greener, boost employment and support innovation and entrepreneurship. 

 

The event, which is Open to the Media, will take place at the Ministry of Finance, Auditorio, Teatinos 120, 1st Floor. For further information, journalists should contact Lucy Bennett in the Chilean Finance Ministry press office:  (tel. + 56 2 2828 2046, lbennett@hacienda.gov.cl), or Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office (tel. +33 6  0739 3972; lawrence.speer@oecd.org).

 

Please note that the Economic Survey of Chile will be available to journalists on the OECD's password-protected website on 23 October at 15:30 Paris Time for immediate release.

 

An Overview with the main conclusions of the survey will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and Spanish) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/chile-2013.htm. You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.

 

Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release. The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to embargo@oecd.org.

 

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On Thursday 24 October, at 9h (in Chile), Mr Gurría and President Piñera will deliver the opening addresses at a meeting of the OECD Network of Senior Officials from Centres of Government, at Palacio La Moneda. The two speeches will be Open to the Media. A press briefing with Cristian Larroulet, General Secretary to the Chilean President, will follow from 10:15 to 10:30, also at La Moneda.

 

For further information about this event, journalists should contact Mónica Guerra or Maria Eugenia Diaz Beas  at the press office of the Chilean Presidency: (tel. 56-2 2694 5339, mguerra@minsegpres.gob.cl or 56-2 2690 4683, mdiaz@minsegpres.gob.cl).

 

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On Thursday 24 October, at 10h30 (in Chile), Mr Gurría and Minister Larraín will participate in a signing ceremony to mark Chile’s adherence to the Multilateral Convention on Mutual Administrative Assistance in Tax Matters. The event, at Palacio La Moneda, will include a photo opportunity.

 

For further information about this event, journalists should contact Lucy Bennett in the Chilean Finance Ministry press office:  (tel. + 56 2 2828 2046, lbennett@hacienda.gov.cl), or Lawrence Speer in the OECD Media Office: tel. +33 6 0739 3972; lawrence.speer@oecd.org.

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