The United States reiterates its support for Ukraine at the 2023 OECD Ministerial Council Meeting

The OECD’s Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) is the OECD’s highest-level forum, attended by Ministers of Finance, Economy, Foreign Affairs, Trade and other government departments from OECD Member and Partner countries, and by representatives of International Organizations.  The 2023 MCM was chaired by the United Kingdom and took place under the theme of “Securing a Resilient Future: Shared Values and Global Partnerships.” The agenda included discussions on aiding Ukraine, ways to build economic resilience, developing standards for emerging technology, reaching climate goals, and furthering women’s economic empowerment.

The United States delegation was led by the U.S. Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment Jose Fernandez. One of the highlights of the MCM included the introduction of the OECD Ukraine Country program, aimed at assisting Ukraine with its recovery and reconstruction. On this occasion, the Undersecretary emphasized that “the United States will continue to support Ukraine for as long as it takes, so Ukraine can continue to defend itself and be in the strongest possible position at the negotiating table when the time comes.” The United States has pledged $437,000 for its implementation.

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