The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Spain showed their support for Costa Rica to join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), during the presentation that Costa Rican President Laura Chinchilla made in Paris.
“The Spanish Government supports and is considered a major candidate,” said Spain’s ambassador to the OECD, Ricardo Díez-Hochleitner.
Chinchilla spoke at a special meeting in the French capital to the OECD Council, with a speech that was described as “compelling” and “very committed” by the Spanish ambassador.
“It is in full harmony with the values, principles and best practices of the OECD,” said Diez-Hochleitner, noting that Costa Rica’s interest in joining the organization in developed countries is not only politically beneficial, but is backed by facts.
The representative of Spain, a country which is a member of the OECD since 1961, highlighted the role model of Costa Rica in areas such as sustainable development and education and praised the public policies to achieve higher growth and welfare of its citizens.
President Chinchilla explained her country’s plan to join the organization in a process that will likely begin in 2015 with a formal invitation to start negotiations. (EFE)
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