Prime Minister Janez Janša addressed the attendees of a virtual event marking the 60th anniversary of the OECD
- Former Prime Minister Janez Janša (2020 - 2022)
- Permanent Representation to the OECD Paris
Today, Prime Minister Janez Janša addressed the attendees of a virtual event marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the OECD Convention (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). The state of the global economy, long-term trends, and the OECD's special contribution to "Better Policies for a Better Life" were presented at the event, hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría.
At the event, marking the 60th anniversary of the OECD, Prime Minister Janez Janša congratulated the OECD Secretary-General for the work carried out: "You are leaving behind an organisation - the OECD, in excellent shape ready to confront the future." In his speech, Prime Minister Janša recalled the founders of the organisation, who envisaged, 60 years ago, that the promotion of cooperation and economic reforms is of the utmost importance for ensuring lasting peace: "Today, as we face the covid-19 pandemic, the memory and message of the founders of the OECD resonate strongly. International cooperation remains key to overcoming this challenge." Moreover, in his speech, the Prime Minister highlighted Slovenia's decisive role in OECD activities in artificial intelligence. During its membership in OECD, Slovenia has accessed best practices and exchanged experiences in this area with other countries, which, like Slovenia, believe that it involves one of the key areas for future economic growth and resilience.