Biden To Georgia: America Supports Moscow’s WTO Bid

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Washington backs Moscow’s bid to join the WTO and the ongoing negotiations between Georgia and Russia on this issue in Geneva, American Vice President Joe Biden told Georgia’s President Mikheil Saakashvili during a meeting in Rome on Wednesday. Russia has discussed its WTO membership bid with all the member states except for Georgia, with whom ties have been tense over Moscow’s support to the breakaway Georgian republics of South Ossetia and Abkhazia. America has repeatedly announced its support for Russia’s accession to the organization and Biden’s statement is the first indication of US attempts to push Georgia into supporting Russia’s bid.