Paris, April 7 (MTI) – The repayment of an IMF-EU loan by Hungary is an “unprecedented achievement” in the current global economic environment which “would not have been possible without friends, such as the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD),” Prime Minister Viktor Orbán said in Paris on Thursday.
HUNGARY PAYS BACK LAST INSTALMENT OF 2008 IMF-EU LOAN
Orbán held talks with OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria and addressed the organisation’s council session.
After the meeting, the prime minister told the press that repayment of the loan had required joint efforts by the Hungarian people, economic policy-makers, employees and employers.
He said the role of “friends”, such as the OECD, has also been important, and “the work of the OECD has contributed to Hungary’s success”. The organisation could always be contacted, even with the most difficult and sensitive questions, and they shared their knowledge and experience about Hungary without any political bias, focusing purely on professional aspects, he added.
Gurria praised Hungary’s successes in recent years and said the country should share its experiences with others. He said Hungary has been a success story. It has been cooperating with the OECD for twenty years and the anniversary is only the start of joint work. Gurria said he would visit Budapest in the near future.
He said his talks with Orban covered all areas of cooperation, including SMEs, education and the economy.