Latvia will be vice-chair, along with New Zealand, at a major meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) to be held in Paris and chaired by France at the end of May, reports.

The OECD Forum 2018 is described by organizers as  "reflecting on what brings us together, moving from diagnosis to action, and shaping solutions to build these much-needed bridges." This 2-day public engagement event gathers high-level government representatives, CEOs, leaders from civil society and trade unions as well as prominent members of academia and media.

Latvia joined the OECD in 2016.