MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russian Economic Development Minister Maksim Oreshkin and Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Angel Gurria will meet in Paris on August 29, the Russian ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
“The sides will discuss the ongoing cooperation between Russia and the OECD,”
the statement on Oreshkin’s working visit to Paris said.
The ministry added that the Russian official would also hold a meeting with French businesspeople.
In May 2007, the OECD members invited Russia to negotiate a possible accession agreement. However in March 2014, the organization suspended talks on Russia’s membership amid the Ukrainian crisis.
The OECD was established in 1961 to advance growth-oriented policies. With 35 members, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany and Japan, the organization also has partnerships with major emerging economies, including Brazil, China and India and delivers specific country programs.