Obama, Medvedev discussed Russia move to WTO: White House

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Posted: Mar 24, 2011 4:29 PM
Obama, Medvedev discussed Russia move to WTO: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev discussed "new moment" in Russia's progress toward joining the World Trade Organization in a telephone conversation on Thursday, the White House said.

Obama affirmed his support for Russia's accession into the WTO this year.

The conversation addressed a wide range of issues including developments in the Middle East, including Libya, the White House said.

(Reporting by Patricia Zengerle, Editing by Sandra Maler)