Ministerial Communiqué

Observer 206, June/July 1997
The OECD Council at ministerial level met on 26–27 May 1997, under the chairmanship of Jean Arthuis, Minister of Economy and Finance, France, assisted by the vice-chairs from Mexico and the Czech Republic, to discuss the issues of sustainable growth and social cohesion, multilateral trade and investment
liberalisation, and the role and evolution of the OECD in a globalising world economy.To read the full article, download the PDF file below.

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