Statement by the Press SecretaryBy USGOV
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Russian President Medvedev called President Obama to wish him a happy birthday and to discuss Russia’s WTO accession negotiations. The Presidents noted the significant progress that had been made since they spoke last a few weeks ago. President Obama stressed the need for Russia to work with other WTO members to close out the last remaining issues and bring the negotiations to a successful conclusion by the end of the year.
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