Obama and Russian President Putin After Their Meeting

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT PUTIN OF RUSSIA AFTER BILATERAL MEETING Lough Erne Resort Lough Erne, Northern Ireland PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted.) I’ve had detailed talks with the President of the United States on almost all the matters. We began with economy
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Russian, U.S. Officials Agree on Plan to Increase Trade

Russian and U.S. trade officials announced agreement March 18 on an action plan for 2013–2014 that will serve as a framework to guide bilateral economic cooperation. Making the agreement were Alexey Likhachev, Russia’s deputy minister of economic development, and Michael Camuñez, U.S. assistant secretary of commerce for (more...)

Russia Joins the WTO

Michael McFaul U.S. Ambassador to the Russian Federation "Today is an historic day for Russia as it becomes the 156th member of the World Trade Organization. It’s the culmination of over 18 years of negotiations and hard work and brings one of the world’s largest economies rightly into (more...)

Obama, Russian President Putin After Meeting in Mexico

REMARKS BY PRESIDENT OBAMA AND PRESIDENT PUTIN OF RUSSIA AFTER BILATERAL MEETING Esperanza Resort Los Cabos, Mexico PRESIDENT PUTIN: (As interpreted.) Mr. President, this has been our second meeting. I remember our lengthy meeting we had in Moscow. Today we had a very meaningful and subject-oriented discussion. We've been able to discuss (more...)

U.S., Georgia Discuss Trade, Investment Relations

U.S. and Georgian officials met May 29 to discuss ways to increase trade and investment between the two countries. The U.S.-Georgia High-Level Dialogue on Trade and Investment was convened by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative Miriam Sapiro and Tamar Kovziridze, chief adviser to the prime minister of Georgia. They discussed the (more...)

Summary of Obama’s Call with Russia’s Putin

In their May 9 telephone conversation, President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin commemorated the occasion of Russia’s celebration of Victory in Europe day, noting the historic war-time alliance between our two countries and underscoring their mutual commitment to strengthening the U.S.-Russian partnership. President (more...)

White House Summary of Obama’s Call with President-Elect Putin

Readout of the President’s Call with President-Elect Putin President Obama called Russian President-elect and Prime Minister Putin to congratulate him on his recent victory in the Russian Presidential election. President Obama highlighted achievements in U.S.-Russia relations over the past four years with President Medvedev, including cooperation on Afghanistan, (more...)

State’s Gordon at Senate Hearing on U.S. Policy in Russia

U.S. Department of State Testimony by Philip H. Gordon,  Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (As Prepared for Delivery) The State of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia: U.S. Policy Options Chairman Shaheen, Ranking Member Barrasso and (more...)

Obama’s Call with Russian President Medvedev

Statement by the Press Secretary on the President’s Phone Call with Russian President Medvedev President Obama spoke with Russian President Medvedev today to congratulate him on the World Trade Organization’s decision to extend a formal invitation to Russia to join the WTO. The Presidents hailed this achievement as (more...)

State’s Gordon at Senate Hearing on U.S. Policy in Russia

U.S. Department of State Testimony by Philip H. Gordon Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Statement before the Subcommittee on European Affairs of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee Washington, DC December 14, 2011 The State of Human Rights and the Rule of Law in Russia: U.S. Policy Options Chairman Shaheen, Ranking Member Barrasso (more...)

USTR Kirk Applauds Progress on Russia’s WTO Accession

“I congratulate Minister of Economic Development [Elvira] Nabiullina and Russia’s entire WTO negotiating team on the conclusion of years of negotiations paving the way for Russia to join the World Trade Organization,” United States Trade Representative (USTR) Ron Kirk said in a statement released by the (more...)

Biden Says U.S. Strongly Supports Russia’s WTO Bid

Biden Says U.S. Strongly Supports Russia’s WTO Bid

Vice President Biden said the United States is a strong supporter of Russia’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) and the Obama administration also wants to end U.S. restrictions on bilateral trade that were enacted during the time of Russia’s predecessor, the Soviet Union. “The primary (more...)

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