Statement by the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan on the Accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization
November 10, 2011
- Today (Thursday, November 10), Japan welcomes the substantial conclusion of negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, on the accession of the Russian Federation to the World Trade Organization (WTO).
- Having long supported the early accession of Russia to the WTO, Japan sincerely wishes the formal decision on the accession following the completion of necessary procedures, and Russia’s contribution to maintaining and strengthening of the multilateral trading system.
It is expected that the formal accession of Russia to the WTO will be decided at the 8th WTO Ministerial Conference to be held in Geneva December 15-17.
- (*The foregoing is a provisional translation. The date indicated above denotes the date of issue of the original press release in Japanese.)
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