Official visit of the Secretary-General to Belgium (13-15 March 2007)


During his official visit to Belgium, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría met with the following representatives of the Belgian government:

  • His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium
  • His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium
  • Mr. Guy VERHOFSTADT, Prime Minister
  • Mr. Armand DE DECKER, Minister for Development and Co-operation
  • Mr. Karel DE GUCHT, Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • Ms. Marie ARENA, Minister-President of the French Community of Belgium
  • Elio DI RUPO, Minister-President of the Walloon Region
  • Mr. Yves LETERME, Minister-President of the Flemish Government
  • Mr. Frank VANDENBROUCKE, Deputy Minister-President and Minister of Work, Education and Training, Flemish Government
  • Mr. Herman DE CROO, President of the Chamber of Representatives

He also met with the following representatives of international and non-government organisations:

  • Mr. José Manuel BARROSO, President of the European Commission
  • Mr. Jaap DE HOOP SCHEFFER, Secretary-General of NATO
  • Mr. Paul WOLFOWITZ, President of The World Bank
  • Mr. Luc CORTEBEECK, Vice President of the Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD
  • Mr. Jean Claude DAOUST, President of the Federation of Belgian Enterprises, and members of the Board of Directors

Additionnally, Mr Gurría's speaking engagements during the visit included:

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