OECD opens office in Kyiv, as Ukraine aims for membership
OECD office will open in Kyiv (Photo:OECD via Facebook)
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) opened an office in Kyiv on March 1, as Ukraine gears up for a bid to join the organization, the governmental portal reported on Feb. 28.
Prime Minister of Ukraine Denys Shmyhal and OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann announced a new office during a joint briefing on Feb. 28, Interfax-Ukraine reported, at which Cormann confirmed the opening of the OECD Office in Kyiv starting March 1.
The OECD Secretary-General thanked to Slovakian embassy for providing premises for the office.
He also expressed his gratitude to Poland, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia for funding the office’s creation.
"We’re working together to develop a Program for Ukraine, the implementation of which will allow us to move to the Roadmap for Membership. And we welcome your proposal to sign such a program as early as June this year," Shmyhal said.
Earlier, it was reported that the OECD had calculated the losses to the world economy from Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine to be about $2.8 trillion, so far.
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