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TOKYO, June 19 (Itar-Tass) — A meeting between the Japanese Prime Minister, Yohishiko Noda, and Russian President Vladimir Putin, which they had on the sidelines of a summit conference of the Group of Twenty in Mexico, marked an important step towards building the relationships of mutual trust between the two countries, Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba told a news conference here Tuesday.
It is important for Russia and Japan to develop cooperation in all areas, Gemba said, adding in this connection that the meeting at the Mexican seaside resort of Los Cabos marked the first personal contact for the two leaders.
They main thing at the talks, including the talks on territorial disputes, is to build a relationship of trust between leaders, Gemba said.
They have made the first step towards this, Gemba said.
As he took the floor at the meeting in Los Cabos, Putin pointed out to the forward movement of Russian-Japanese relationship but said the volume of bilateral trade is still way below their potential.
He invited Prime Minister Noda to make a visit to Russia.