Lithuanian PM, OECD secgen discuss assistance to Ukraine

  • 2022-07-05
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Lithuanian Prime Minister Ingrida Simonyte, currently attending the Ukraine Recovery Conference in Lugano, Switzerland, met with Mathias Cormann, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), on Tuesday and discussed ways to provide international assistance to rebuild Ukraine and eliminate the consequences of the war.

The meeting also touched upon support for Ukraine as the country is carrying out necessary reforms, as well as the general economic situation in Europe, the Lithuanian government said.

The prime minister thanked the OECD secretary general for initiatives to coordinate assistance to Ukrainians defending their country against Russia, and noted the importance of the OECD's role in providing Ukraine with policy recommendations, good practices and institutional standards.

Simonyte also thanked him for backing Lithuania and Poland's initiative to set up an OECD office for Ukraine to coordinate rebuilding activities in Ukraine, the statement said.

Under the plan, the office will start working in Paris and will be later moved to Kyiv, circumstances permitting.