Sistema reports arrest of its stakes in MTS, Medsi, BES as part of dispute with RosneftBusiness & Economy June 26, 20:58
Russian submarine successfully test-fires Bulava intercontinental missileMilitary & Defense June 26, 19:20
Rosneft and RBC reach friendly settlement on defamation lawsuitBusiness & Economy June 26, 18:50
Number of centers issuing FAN IDs to be increased ahead of FIFA Confederations Cup FinalSport June 26, 18:33
News about anti-doping probe against Russian football team players is fake — executiveSport June 26, 18:25
Putin refers to State Duma Council of Europe convention against financing terrorismRussian Politics & Diplomacy June 26, 18:15
Russia to lay down 2 diesel-electric submarines for Pacific Fleet in JulyMilitary & Defense June 26, 18:07
Russia’s Khramtsov wins first gold at 2017 World Taekwondo ChampionshipsSport June 26, 18:03
Russian Navy to get four frigates by 2020Military & Defense June 26, 17:41
TOKYO, September 6. /TASS/. Tokyo believes it is necessary to expand economic cooperation with Russia, Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Hiroshige Seko, told a news conference on Tuesday.
"I want to promote cooperation in this sphere rapidly outlining the priority areas," said Seko who was recently appointed to the new post of the minister in charge of developing economic cooperation with Russia.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe endorsed the establishment of a new ministerial position for economic relations with Russia on September 1, a day before his visit to Vladivostok to the Eastern Economic Forum, appointing Seko to this post. "I decided to create a new post and appoint a minister who should be responsible for the Russian-Japanese economic cooperation," Abe said. "He will be working to develop economic cooperation with Russia. By doing so, I want to achieve significant and visible results," he noted.
At a meeting in Sochi on May 6, Abe presented Russian President Vladimir Putin an eight-point cooperation plan. It implies among other things the development of small and medium-sized businesses. The Japanese Foreign Ministry has told TASS that at the meeting in Vladivostok the premier spoke in detail about the implementation of this plan, noting that concrete work will be done on each of these points.
At the Eastern Economic Forum, Hiroshige Seko and Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev also signed a memorandum on creating a cooperation platform in the area of small and medium-sized enterprises.