Ukraine has concluded talks with Armenia and Columbia relating to the World Trade Organization bills, RIA Novosti informed Friday referring to Ukraine Economy Ministry.

"We have concluded the WTO accession talks with Armenia and Columbia," Arseniy Yatsenyuk said, adding that there have also been positive developments in the negotiations with Australia.

The minister said that Ukraine intends to intensify the negotiating process now when  the bilateral agreement with the United States has been passed.

A presidential administration official previously said that the country could complete talks on joining the body governing global trade before the end of March 2006.

Ukraine has signed protocols with the majority of WTO members, including with the United States on March 2, on mutual access to commodities and services markets. In mid-February, the U.S. granted it market economy status after the European Union declared Ukraine a market economy at the end of 2005.


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