Source Pravda.Ru

Great Britain will do its best to help Russia join WTO

Great Britain will do its best to help Russia join the WTO, British Premier Tony Blair stated at the Russia-EU summit.

"We must and, I believe, we will do our best to help Russia join the Organisation, which is vital for both Russia and all EU member-states," he said.

Tony Blair also expressed interest in establishing closer trade relations between Russia and Europe. "For example, energy relations intensify integration between Russia and the EU and, I believe, if we see the vast potential of these relations we will be able to take greater efforts in respect to the WTO. If the process is a success, we all will greatly profit from the situation," he stated.