Visit by the Prime Minister of Norway to the OECD (3rd February 2014)


03/02/2014 - The Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, visited the OECD today as part of the Leaders Programme bringing Heads of State and Government to the Organisation to discuss their policy priorities. The Prime Minister and Secretary-General Gurría held an hour long bilateral meeting with their respective teams of experts and policy-makers in which they discussed how the OECD can best contribute to Mrs. Solberg’s agenda for reform, particularly with regard to improving competitiveness to boost growth and jobs.

The Secretary-General thanked the Prime Minister for Norway’s continued support of the Organisation’s work and activities and encouraged her to champion the policies that the OECD strongly advocates to promote better lives through inclusive, sustainable growth. 

In their conversation, the Secretary-General and the Prime Minister focused on some of the areas where the OECD is currently working more actively with Norway, including building an effective national skills strategy and improvements in the public sector and healthcare system. They also discussed the OECD’s work on tax issues, the recent peer review on Norway’s development co-operation and the forthcoming OECD Economic Survey of Norway, to be published in the coming weeks and with thematic chapters on financial stability and entrepreneurship.
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