Queen Maxima Visits France and Turkey

  July 16, 2014 at 4:10 am by

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In her capacity as a special advocate of the UN Secretary-General for inclusive finance for development and as honorary chairman of the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, Queen Maxima visited France and Turkey.

On Wednesday July 9, The Queen gave a speech at a meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. Mr. Angel Gurría, OECD Secretary-General, experts from finance and education public authorities, government officials, international organisations, the private sector, the academic and civil communities where all attedning the meeting. During the meeting, the results of an international investigation, “Programme for International Student Assessment” (PISA) was presented which is a triennial international investigation into the skills of 15-year-olds in reading, mathematics and science. From 2015 Dutch people will be involved in this measurement.
In her speech, Queen Maxima said how “Over the last few years, access to financial services has increased rapidly”. She also stressed the importance of financial literacy and responsible financial behavior among young people and adults.

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The following day, Thursday July 10, Queen Maxima was in Ankara at the invitation of the Turkish President Abdullah Gül. Turkey is preparing the Presidency of the G20 from December 1st.

In Ankara, The Queen met with President Gül, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan and representatives of international financial organizations like the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and the European Investment Bank. The purpose of the visit was to explore the priorities of the Turkish Presidency in the area of inclusive finance.
G20 is an international forum consisting of the 19 largest national economies plus the European Union.
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One Response to Queen Maxima Visits France and Turkey

  1. NATALYA says:

    How wonderftul that the events of the highest importance have been guided by a beautiful Queen Maxima !

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