Russia and Japan to Start Consultations on Development of East Siberia and Far East
Yasuo Fukuda will visit Moscow soon.
MOSCOW. April 25. VOSTOK MEDIA – The governments of Japan and Russia have agreed to enter into consultations on the issues of cooperation in development of East Siberia and the Far East. The consultations will be held at the level of deputy ministers.
The meetings will focus on the ways of cooperation in developing natural resources and improving transport infrastructure, a representative of the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.
The first meeting of this kind will be held in the framework of the G8 summit that will take place in July of 2008 on Hokkaido Island.
New consultations will be launched in accordance with the initiative of Tokyo on cooperation with Russia in development of East Siberia and the Far East. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime Minister of Japan, plans to propose this idea during his visit to Moscow between April 25-27. In Moscow Fukuda will meet with the acting president Vladimir Putin and recently elected Dmitri Medvedev, ITAR TASS reports.
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