Peru's OECD member status bid likely to succeed


Peru's foreign Minister Photo ANDINA/Carlos Lezama

16:10 | Lima, Jul. 02.

Peru’s bid to becoming a member of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is most likely to succeed as the country meets all needed requirements, Foreign Minister Gonzalo Gutierrez has recently announced.
"We believe Peru could join the OECD due to its economic strength and its privileged location in such large economic integration as South America" the head of the Andean nation’s diplomacy told TV Peru.

On the sidelines of President Ollanta Humala’s six-day official visit to France, Gutierrez hailed the July 1 working meeting between the Peruvian leader and his French counterpart François Hollande. 

Attending the two-president’ talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris were Peru’s ambassador to France, Cristina Velita and the minister of state in charge of Foreign Affairs.

Speaking after the meeting, the top French political leader pledged his efforts to support Peru’s aim to get the full membership at this important international organization, known as the rich countries' club.

“Peru has already submitted documentation with the aim to become a member of the economic organization which comprises 34 developed nations,” Gutierrez noted.

He added, “Seeking to attain this goal, a special OECD delegation will be traveling to the nation's capital Lima to gather with senior government officials and, thus, kicking off the respective process of application".

The OECD aims to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. It also provides a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. 

Joining the OECD will help Peru to strengthen economic growth and open new opportunities for economic cooperation with the fastest-growing regions of the world.


Published: 7/2/2014
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