Liaison office of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development opens in Kyiv
“From March 1, 2023, the office will start operating from its premises hosted by the Embassy of the Slovak Republic to Ukraine in Kyiv. I thank Slovakia most sincerely for this important support and also warmly recognize the financial support provided by Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Romania as well as Slovakia to enable the establishment and operation of this office.
As we go forward, the most immediate focus must remain on securing, as soon as possible, a comprehensive, just and lasting peace for the people of Ukraine, consistent with international law and with the terms of the UN resolution passed with the overwhelming support of its Members. Such a peace is not only in the best interest of the people of Ukraine but of people all around the world, including the people of Russia. In the meantime, the OECD will continue to support Ukraine’s determined efforts to plan and prepare now for the reconstruction and recovery effort to help rebuild better, stronger and consistent with the values of a free, open, market-based democracy and the high standards expected of a prospective Member of the OECD,” the statement by the OECD Secretary-General Mathias Cormann reads.