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Minister Elvira Nabiullina participated in the OECD Council meeting at the ministerial level

25.05.11
On May 25, 2011 the meeting of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Ministerial Conference has begun its work in Paris (France), timed to celebration the 50th anniversary of the OECD. The Russian delegation at the event was headed by Minister Elvira Nabiullina. 

On May 25, 2011 during a meeting of the OECD Council exchange of letters were signed confirming the intention of Russia to join the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions, confirming full membership of Russia in the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions. On the Russian side the letter of exchange, was signed by Andrei Denisov, First Deputy Foreign Minister, and on the OECD side - Angel Gurria, OECD General Secretary.

In her speech at the signing ceremony Nabiullina marked that accession to the OECD and achievement of standards of good governance required by this organization remains a key priority for Russia. The planned accession of our country to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions is an important step in the extensive and systematic work to combat corruption as an international phenomenon, said the Minister.

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In the framework of accession to the Convention the Russian authorities in conjunction with the OECD considered a considerable amount of materials on correspondence of Russian legislation and enforcement in this area to OECD standards. On the basis of recommendations made by the OECD with respect to the Russian Federation, the Federal Law of May 4, 2011 No. 97-FZ “On Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and the Russian Federation Code of administrative offences in connection with the improvement of state administration in fighting corruption”, was developed and came into force on May 17, 2011 intended to improvement of state administration in fighting corruption.

With the adoption of the Federal Law “On Amendments to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation and the Russian Federation Code on administrative offences in connection with the improvement of state administration in fighting corruption”, the Russian legislation will step to a new level in matters related to fighting corruption, and is adjusted in full compliance with the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.

In the near term it is planned to work on the development of adequate law enforcement practice in this area.

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