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Press Statement
Sean McCormack, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 30, 2005


Secretary-General of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development

The United States congratulates Jose Angel Gurria on his selection this morning as the next Secretary-General of the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

Mr. Gurria’s selection comes at a crucial time for the Organization as it helps its members and others grapple with the challenging economic issues of the 21st century.

Mr. Gurria, the former Mexican Finance Minister, brings a progressive vision and firm leadership to the Organization. We look forward to working with him and all members to expand global economic growth and stability.

2005/1119


Released on November 30, 2005

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