President Volodymyr Zelenskyi announced on October 5 that Ukraine will join the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.

The head of state said this in an evening video message.

"We have several events today that very strongly confirm the world's faith in Ukraine's future, the world's trust in our strength. First, we are starting Ukraine's accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development," the president said.

He explained that

this is one of the most prestigious global organizations,

 which unites 38 of the strongest states. 

"These are democracies, these are market economies, this is the majority of the world's economic potential. From Austria to Japan, from the United States of America to South Korea, from Canada to Turkey. Ukraine will be among them in this format," Zelenskyi said.

He added that Ukraine submitted its application for membership and it was supported by the Organization.

The state received the special status of the acceding country.

The President assured that

all necessary conditions for Ukraine's full membership would be met.

"And already this year, the regional office of the Organization will start working in Kyiv. For us, this will mean another powerful line of economic, technological and value cooperation with the global community," Zelenskyy said.

It will be recalled that on the same day, Zelenskyy held another meeting of the Staff of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, during which the current situation at the front and the preparation of the troops for the winter period were discussed.

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