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FCO Minister comments on World Trade Organisation talks

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Foreign Office Minister David Lidington commented today on discussions about Russia's accession to the World Trade Organisation.

The Minister said:

“We welcome the progress that Russia and Georgia have made in the context of their discussions on Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation. We commend the work of the Swiss mediators and the continued efforts of all parties to reach an agreement.

“We reiterate our full support for Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organisation and hope that the Russian authorities will soon join Georgia in agreeing the latest Swiss proposals.”