Czech president’s visit

OECD Observer

During a speech to the OECD Council in Paris in July, Czech president Vaclav Klaus took stock of his country’s economic record since 1995 when his country joined the OECD. The visiting president also looked to the future and the prospects of European integration.

Mr Klaus was prime minister of the Czech Republic from 1992-1997, during which period his country became the first from the former Soviet bloc to join the OECD in 1995. It was followed by Hungary, Poland and the Slovak Republic.

During his two-day visit to Paris, the Czech president also met with French president, Jacques Chirac, the prime minister, Jean-Pierre Raffarin, and other French politicians.

©OECD Observer No 239, September 2003




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