Obama Pushes Russia To Seal WTO Deal By End Of Year

Law360, New York (August 3, 2011, 4:30 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama urged Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Wednesday to work with World Trade Organization members to reach a deal by the end of the year that would allow the country to join the group.

Citing the significant progress that has been made on Russia's accession plans since the two leaders last talked in early July, Obama stressed the need for Russia to work to resolve its last remaining hurdles to join the WTO by the end of 2011, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney...
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