President Victor Yushchenko held a telephone conversation with WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy on May 9, according to the President`s press-office.

Pascal Lamy congratulated Ukraine with completion of all the steps necessary for becoming a full fledged member of the organization that our country will become on May 16, 2008.

Victor Yushchenko from his part thanked Pascal Lamy for support of Ukraine’s efforts in gaining WTO membership and assured him that Ukraine will be properly meeting its obligations coming out of membership status.