President Victor Yushchenko met today with Director-General of the World Trade Organization  Pascal Lamy, according to the President`s press-office.

V. Yushchenko thanked P. Lamy for the support of Ukraine’s efforts on its way to the WTO and expressed hope for the support of Director-General in concluding the process positively during the WTO General Council meeting on February 5-6.

President also informed that after Ukraine joining the WTO it plans to start talks with the EU on free trade zone establishment immediately.

Pascal Lamy from his part invited Victor Yushchenko to participate in person in the abovementioned meeting of the WTO General Council.