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French President Macron welcomes Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Secretary General Angel Gurria and European Council President Charles Michel at Elysee Palace as part of events marking the 60th anniversary of the signing of the OECD convention in Paris, France, Monday, December 14. (Reuter/AP

World leaders are gathering in person in Paris and virtually for the 60th anniversary of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on Monday.

French President Emmanuel Macron opened the partly virtual event marking the anniversary of OECD in Paris Monday.

In his opening remarks, dominated by the pandemic, the French leader said that the current crisis has “highlighted numerous loopholes in our collective preparation.”

He encouraged world leaders to “share resources and knowledge”, emphasizing that “this crisis has revealed the industrial, commercial, financial interdependence of our economies.”

Macron also took this opportunity to call for a “fairer tax system” on the revenues of internet giants like Google, Amazon and Facebook.

“It cannot continue on an international level. It is more and more unacceptable for our fellow citizens,” Macron said.

The event is co-hosted by French President Macron, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria.

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