Official visit of the Secretary-General to the United Kingdom (London, 30 June - 1st July 2008)


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

  • Mr. Alistair Darling, Chancellor of the Exchequer
  • Mr. David Miliband, Foreign Secretary
  • Mr. Hilary Benn, Secretary of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Mr. Ed Balls, Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families
  • Dr. Nemat Shafik, Permanent Secretary, Department for International Development
  • Mr. Ransford Smith, Deputy Secretary-General, Commonwealth of Nations
  • Mr. John Denham, Secretary of State, Department or Innovation, Universities and Skills
  • Mr. Phillip Collins, Director of the Office of Fair Trading


Foreign Secretary D. Miliband with A. Gurría

30 June 2008 
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  • Mr. John Hutton, Secretary of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform
  • Mr. Martin Broughton, President of Confederation of British Industry (CBI)

In addition to these bilateral meetings, Mr Gurría gave a speech on the economics of climate change to the Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House).


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