Warm greetings to all.

I am delighted to join you in marking the 60th anniversary of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.

I thank Secretary General Angel Gurría for the invitation, and I commend you for your distinguished tenure at the helm of this organisation.

OECD’s signature is its use of evidence-based policy to improve economic and social well-being worldwide.

Its focus on inclusive, private-sector development is much-needed, particularly for Africa’s industrialisation agenda.

As countries make plans to recover from the Covid pandemic, it is important that everyone is brought along, no matter the level of development.

As a new member of the OECD Development Centre, Rwanda appreciates the opportunity to learn from best practices, and also share the lessons of our development journey.

In Africa and Rwanda, we look forward to continued dialogue and collaboration with the OECD, in pursuit of prosperity and opportunity for our people.

Once again, our congratulations and best wishes for this 60th anniversary. Thank you.