OECD Secretary-General

Official visit of the Secretary-General to the Czech Republic (Prague, 24 - 25 April 2008)


During his official visit to the Czech Republic, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría met with:

  • Mr. Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic
  • Mr. Mirek Topolanek, Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
  • Mr. Petr Necas, Deputy Prime Minister of Labour and Social Affairs
  • Mr. Martin Bursík, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Environment
  • Mr. Alexander Vondra, Vice Prime Minister for European Affairs
  • Mr. Karel Schwarzenberg, Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • Mr. Miroslav Kalousek, Minister of Finance
  • Mr. Martin Riman, Minister of Industry and Trade
  • Mr. Petr Gandalovič, Minister of Agriculture
  • Mr. Premysl Sobotka, Chairman of the Senate House of the Czech Republic
  • Mr. Pavel Bem, Lord Mayor of the Town Prague
  • Representatives of the Parliament of the Czech Republic
  • The Board of the Czech National Bank


Discussions centred on a number of current national and global policy issues, including the economy, labour and social policies, migration and the environment, as well as on co-operation between the Czech Republic and the OECD.

Mr. Gurría also held a press conference for the launch of the OECD Economic Survey of the Czech Republic 2008. Finally, he gave a lecture on "Globalization and Rising Competition: Challenges for the Czech Economy" at Charles University and addressed representatives of the Parliament and the Czech National Bank.

For further information, journalists are invited to contact the OECD's Media Division (tel: + 331 451249700). To learn more about OECD work on the Czech Republic and how to obtain copies of reports, please consult the flyer in Czech “OECD A ČESKÁ REPUBLIKA”.


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