The Office of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development will start operating in Kyiv on 1 March, OECD Secretary-General Matias Korman said during a joint briefing with Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal.
"I can confirm that starting tomorrow, we will open an official office in Kyiv," Korman said and thanked the Slovak Embassy for providing the premises for the office.
Korman also thanked Poland, Romania, Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia for their financial support in creating this office.
"The staff of our office will work with your government to develop a program for Ukraine within the OECD so that we can help you achieve all the priorities set out in your government's reform program in line with OECD standards and principles as a future member of this organization," said the OECD Secretary-General.
At a meeting on 27 January, the Cabinet of Ministers supported a draft law on ratification of the agreement with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, which will allow the launch of an OECD office in Ukraine.