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MOSCOW, January 17 (Itar-Tass) – Russia is seeking to enter the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) within the country’s economic policy, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said at a meeting with OECD Secretary General Angel Gurria here on Thursday.
“After our country entered the World Trade Organization (WTO), this goal (the accession in the OECD) is an important priority for us, which we consider when taking our domestic decisions and amending our legislation,” Medvedev stated.
“Certainly, we are keenly interested in this process to develop as quickly as possible. We also face technical difficulties and see the position of several countries. However, we hope that this process will be completed,” the premier added.
Medvedev voiced the hope for a productive dialogue with the OECD representatives, meanwhile, not only over the talks for Russia’s entry in this organization. In particular, the debates over the cooperation are interesting in view of Russia’s rotating presidency in the G-8 and the G-20, he noted.
For his part, the OECD general secretary noted that the accession to this organization differs from the entry in the WTO. In his view, some progress was reached in this issue recently.
He also thanked Russia for the involvement in the work of the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency.