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17 February 201016:37

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Yakovenko Meets with Eckhard Deutscher, Chair of the Development Assistance Committee (DAC) of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

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A conversation took place on February 17 between Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Alexander Yakovenko and OECD Development Assistance Committee Chair Eckhard Deutscher, who is in Moscow to attend the International Conference on Development Assistance and Emerging Donors.

The OECD DAC is a body for the coordination of official development assistance provided by OECD member countries to developing nations with a view to combating poverty and achieving the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

Yakovenko informed Deutscher of the augmentation of Russia's contribution in the field of international development assistance.

During the meeting the parties expressed their mutual interest in promoting and deepening bilateral cooperation, particularly with respect to improving the statistical accounting of development assistance.

February 17, 2010

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