Among six current candidate nations, Brazil is the “best positioned” for membership in the OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development), the organization’s Secretary General said at a seminar in Brasilia on Wednesday. Secretary General Angel Gurriá told reporters, “Among the six, Brazil is best positioned to advance rapidly through the technical analysis,” he said. But he noted that OECD analyses and a final decision on membership can take from three to five years. Brazil applied for membership in 2017. The other five candidate nations are Argentina, Romania, Croatia, Peru and Bulgaria. At the same event, Brazilian Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles said, “Brazil is best positioned because we are already familiar with OECD procedures and norms.” Brazil already has observer status with the OECD and participates in a number of committees.
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