Russia, Japan to hold senior-level economic talks- report

The talks are expected to focus on energy sector cooperation and improving investment conditions in Russia, according to a Kyodo report

Russia and Japan are planning to hold vice minister-level economic talks in Tokyo this month, Kyodo reported, citing officials familiar with the discussions.

“We would like to make (the talks) happen in the latter half of this month,” a Japanese Foreign Ministry official told Kyodo. “Both sides are positive about it.”

According to the report, the talks will likely focus on energy sector cooperation and improving investment conditions in Russia, and economic sanctions imposed on the country.

The Russian delegation will most likely be led by Alexey Likhachev, first deputy minister of economic development, while Yasumasa Nagamine, Japan’s deputy foreign minister for economic affairs will lead the Japanese side, according to the Kyodo report, which was published by The Japan Times.

 

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