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KYOTO, October 2. /TASS/. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich has met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Dvorkovich’s press secretary Aliya Samigullina told TASS on Sunday.
"The sides discussed issues connected with development of Russian-Japanese relations," Samigullina said. Among other participants in the meeting were Japanese Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko, who was recently appointed as the minister responsible for developing economic cooperation with Russia; President of the Russian Republic of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov; Russian Deputy Economic Development Minister Stanislav Voskresensky.
Dvorkovich told journalists earlier that Russia and Japan will prepare a package of agreements on economic cooperation ahead of the upcoming visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Tokyo in December 2016.
"In Japan, we will talk about those spheres that have already been discussed by the Russian president and (Japanese) prime minister in Vladivostok. They discussed eight spheres which were already announced. We do not plan to sign final agreements during this visit. I think that they will be prepared for the December of visit (of Putin to Japan)," he noted.
The Science and Technology in Society (STS) forum opens in Kyoto on Sunday. Over 1,500 scientists, political and public leaders from more than 150 countries will take part in the forum. The Russian delegation to the forum is led by Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich.