Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Yakovenko Meets with OECD Secretary General Donald Johnston in Paris
Unofficial translation from Russian
On May 21, a meeting between Russian Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Alexander Yakovenko and OECD Secretary General Donald Johnston took place in Paris on the eve of the Ministerial Council Meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
The sides discussed questions pertaining to the Russia-OECD engagement, in particular in the context of the 2007-2008 cooperation program, as well as the prospects for the start of talks on our country's entry into this organization.
In relation to the completion of Johnston's work at the post of OECD Secretary General, Yakovenko on behalf of the Russian side thanked him for his weighty personal contribution to the development of relations between the Organization and Russia. Yakovenko also conveyed an invitation to Donald Johnston to attend the Tenth Petersburg International Economic Forum.
May 22, 2006