Defense Ministry test-launches RS-24 missile towards Kura proving groundMilitary & Defense September 20, 12:12
Suspects detained after cars set ablaze outside office of Mathilda director’s lawyerSociety & Culture September 20, 11:55
Russian tennis star Sharapova ready to compete at Tokyo 2020 OlympicsSport September 20, 11:33
Lavrov blasts 'fake' claims of Russian meddling in EU elections as ‘waste of time’Russian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 11:11
Russian emergencies minister offers assistance to Mexico after devastating quakeRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 10:58
Chinese missile frigate to be open for public in VladivostokMilitary & Defense September 20, 10:41
Ukraine’s Naftogaz files lawsuit with The Hague court over Crimea assetsBusiness & Economy September 20, 9:42
Both Washington and Moscow not satisfied with bilateral relations — LavrovRussian Politics & Diplomacy September 20, 7:55
Situation with Russian, US diplomatic missions stabilized — TillersonWorld September 20, 7:07
MOSCOW, November 30 (Itar-Tass) — The Kremlin expressed the hope that Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda will visit Russia in second half of January 2013.
“We hope that the visit will take place and proceed from the assumption that it will take place in second half of January,” the president’s spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, told Itar-Tass on Friday.
“No clear dates of the visit have been named yet,” therefore there is no need to speak about the visit’s postponement.
“Earlier, after the leaders’ meeting in Vladivostok in September and at present, different variants have been discussed, for instance, November and December were named as possible dates,” he said. “As far as I know until the last moment an opportunity for making the visit in second half of January has been discussed.”
Earlier in the day Yoshihiko Noda said he delayed his visit to Moscow that was scheduled for December indefinitely.
“I have to temporarily postpone my visit to Moscow over Russian President Vladimir Putin’s health problems,” he told a news conference in Nemuro, Japan’s northern prefecture of Hokkaido.
Of late the bilateral dialogue between Moscow and Tokyo evidently advanced. The meeting between Vladimir Putin and Yoshihiko Noda on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Vladivostok in September gave a fresh impetus to this.
Then the Russian leader invited Japan’s prime minister to visit Russia in 2012. Moreover, the agreement to hold the consultations of the two countries’ deputy foreign ministers that took place in October had been reached.