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)

Obama, Medvedev discussed Russia move to WTO: White House