The Government of Bucharest welcomes the decision of the Council of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development regarding the launch of accession negotiations with Romania, emphasizing in a press release that through this decision, our country is significantly close to achieving one of its strategic foreign policy objectives. shared and constantly assumed at the highest level of the state: obtaining OECD membership.
According to the communiqué sent by the Executive, the launch of the OECD accession talks represents a great political-diplomatic success of our country.
“With this decision, Romania is significantly closer to achieving one of its strategic foreign policy objectives, unanimously shared and constantly assumed at the highest level of the state: obtaining OECD membership,” the statement said.
Romania particularly appreciates the efforts of OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann and the 38 member states to identify consensus on enlargement and in particular to support Romania’s candidacy.
“OECD membership will strengthen Romania’s international profile and provide access to the expertise of an international body valued for the quality of economic studies and public policy evaluations. It will also provide the opportunity to participate directly, along with other members, in establishing The opening of accession talks is the culmination of the consistent efforts of Romanian diplomacy and the entire institutional spectrum of the last decades, in order to bring Romania closer to OECD standards and practices, globally recognized as a standard of good governance in developed economies. “This success is the result of a close inter-institutional collaboration in which the relevant ministries and institutions have been involved over time, under the auspices, since 2016, of an Interministerial Committee, currently coordinated directly by the Prime Minister of Romania.” they say It’s in the press release.
The Government points out that the decision of the OECD Council is a recognition of the fact that Romania shares the values and principles of the Organization. At the same time, it is a testament to Romania’s constant involvement in strengthening cooperation with the OECD and the added value that our country brings to the Organization.
“The announcement marks the beginning of a period of deepening the partnership with the OECD. This complex and intensive phase will involve measures in a wide range of areas, in the spirit of OECD values and for the benefit of the well-being of its citizens. economic and social, with a focus on public governance, investment and taxation, sustainable development, environmental protection and climate action, public integrity and anti-corruption policies, education, digital transition “, according to the same source.