OECD Delegation Visiting Slovakia

OECD Delegation Visiting Slovakia

4.4.2019 | Aktivity štátnych tajomníkov | Slovensko v OECD

On 2-4 April 2019 Slovakia was visited by the OECD delegation led by the OECD Secretary General Ángel Gurría. The main objective of the visit was consultations of the OECD business and trade union advisory bodies with their Slovak partners. These consultations constituted a part of the preparations for the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) in Paris on 22-23 May 2019 under the chairmanship of the Slovak Republic. For the first time these consultations in the chairmanship country were also attended by 36 OECD member states.


The talks were attended by Richard Raši, Deputy Prime Minister for Investments and Informatization, Martina Lubyová, Minister of Education, Peter Žiga, Minister of Economy, and Rastislav Chovanec, State Secretary of the Ministry of Economy. The discussions were closely related to the topic of the OECD MCM under the chairmanship of the Slovak Republic:  “Harnessing Digital Transformation for Sustainable Development: Opportunities and Challenges”. 


The discussion focused on the roles of the governments and international cooperation in developing the potential of the digital transformation, trade in the digital era, the reinforcement of all the players in the digital society with the focus on education, skills and work opportunities, as well as the overall contribution of digitalization for sustainability and the quality of life.


Also on the program of the visit was the presentation of Slovakia’s potential in innovation, digitalization and informatization, during which the guests learned about concrete solutions from creative workshops of Slovak authors.


At the premises of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry at the Palugyay Palace, the guests were welcomed by the State Secretary of the Slovak Foreign and European Affairs Ministry František Ružička.


On the last day of their visit to Slovakia, the delegation from Paris had a sightseeing tour in Bratislava and attended the theatre performance „Beatles go Baroque“ by Peter Breiner in the historic building of the Slovak National Theatre.