The head of the Geneva-based World Trade Organization says Russian accession to the organization could be in sight.

Pascal Lamy told a deal could be made as early as this year at a ministerial meeting set for December.

Russia has tried for nearly two decades to join the WTO.

But Lamy said this is the first time he had predicted a deal for Russian membership on the horizon.

But he added that details in the negotiations still need to be worked out.

Friday, 29 July, 2011, 06:45

Source: Reuters