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EU, U.S. interested in Russia's WTO membership

Politics Materials 23 September 2011 11:04
The European Union is interested in Russia's membership in the World Trade Organization, the Director of the EU Foreign Service on the "Eastern Partnership" between Russia and Central Asia for regional cooperation and the OSCE Gunnar Wiegand said in Tbilisi.
EU, U.S. interested in Russia's WTO membership

Georgia, Tbilisi, Sept.23 / Trend, N. Kirtskhalia /

The European Union is interested in Russia's membership in the World Trade Organization, the Director of the EU Foreign Service on the "Eastern Partnership" between Russia and Central Asia for regional cooperation and the OSCE Gunnar Wiegand said in Tbilisi.

He said that the United States is also interested in Russia's membership in the WTO.

"It is a strong economy, and we want it to obey orders from the WTO," Wiegand said.
Georgia is the main obstacle in Russia's WTO membership. Tbilisi demands that Moscow ensure a transparency of trade turnover in Abkhaz and South Ossetian sections of the Georgian-Russian border.

Georgian Deputy Foreign Minister Tornike Gordadze did not comment on the matter at a press briefing.

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