Secretary Blinken Chairs OECD Council Meeting

Also meets with the French president, ambassadors, and ministers.

This week, Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been in Paris where he chaired the 2021 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Council meeting. The OECD is an international intergovernmental economic organization with 38 member countries. The U.S. secretary of state also met with President Emmanuel Macron of France at the Élysée Palace.

Secretary Blinken said, “There is now a very important opportunity, following the work which was entrusted to us by both presidents, to deepen this cooperation and coordination, whether in the Sahel, in the Indo-Pacific, or on transatlantic issues or even other issues on which we are already working together and for which we could do even more.” He added, “To the minister of foreign affairs, I mentioned, for example, Lebanon, Libya, and Tunisia. There is bond and joint work between France and the United States which is deeper than ever and I find that we now have the means to do more and to do it better.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For wisdom for Secretary Blinken as he conducts diplomatic efforts in France.
  • For the relationship between the U.S. and France as the alliance and the issues between the two nations are discussed.
  • For God to accomplish His purposes in the secretary of state’s meetings.

Sources: Department of State, The Hill


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