New Zealand congratulates Chile on being invited to join the OECD
On 15 December 2009, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development issued an invitation to Chile to become a member. An Accession Agreement was signed in Santiago on 11 January 2010. Chile will become a member once it formally accedes to the OECD Convention.
New Zealand has been a member of the OECD since 1973, recognising the importance of the organisation in setting standards and designing policies to improve the functioning of national economies. New Zealand participates actively in the deliberations of the OECD.
New Zealand has strongly supported Chile’s accession process, and delivered the following statement in Paris on the occasion of Chile being invited to join the OECD, 15 December 2009:
“New Zealand is pleased to join others in congratulating Chile on being invited to accede to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
Chile has made commendable reforms in order to align itself with OECD standards and best practices. New Zealand appreciates the enthusiasm and commitment with which Chile has made these reforms and the positive and constructive nature of Chile’s engagement with the OECD committees and secretariat during the accession process.
As members of the WTO, APEC and the Trans Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement, New Zealand and Chile share a common belief in economic and trade liberalisation processes as well as a shared commitment to transparency and good governance.
New Zealand has strongly supported Chile’s accession throughout the accession process and welcomes the prospect of having
another APEC member in the organisation, particularly one from the southern hemisphere with whom we share many common interests and concerns.
We now look forward to working with Chile in the OECD to further our mutual interests, and the interests of all OECD members.”
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SOURCE: NEW ZEALAND EMBASSY