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PM Ciolos in Paris: OECD accession is not just the Government’s goal, it’s a national goal

On Thursday morning, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos gave a speech before the members of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), at a special reunion dedicated to Romania and presided by OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria.

The main goal of the reunion was for the Romanian Prime Minister to present recent developments in Romania, with an emphasis on macroeconomic indicators, macroeconomic stability, the economic outlook, the ambitious reform plan, regional and European initiatives, as well as Romania’s goals in relation to OECD. In his speech, Prime Minister Dacian Ciolos underscored Romania’s interest in continuing the consolidation of relations with OECD, a globally-renowned organisation when it comes to the promotion of good practices and sustainable policies, and in becoming a candidate and subsequently a member of the organisation in the near future.

A bilateral meeting with Secretary General Angel Gurria and a speech before the OECD Council took place on the margins of the reunion, followed by a Q&A session with the permanent representatives of OECD member states, as well as press statements.

“We are increasingly active within the OECD’s working groups because we want to become members of this organisation. It’s not just the Government’s goal, it’s a national goal. We took the necessary steps in the reform process and our macroeconomic indicators are looking good. We know this organisation’s high standards and the accession would facilitate the attaining and maintaining of these economic and social development standards over the long term. Our contribution to the organisation means us playing a more active role in regional economic stability and we are prepared to take on this role,” Premier Dacian Ciolos said.

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