London High Court rules Ukraine must repay $3 bln to RussiaBusiness & Economy March 29, 18:12
Russian energy minister pegs oil price at $70-100 as profitable for Arctic productionBusiness & Economy March 29, 18:02
Russian opera star Hvorostovsky announces two concerts in Toronto and DublinSociety & Culture March 29, 17:44
Russia's major natural gas producer says available reserves to suffice for over 20 yearsBusiness & Economy March 29, 17:38
Putin arrives in Franz Josef Land to size up Arctic environmental cleanupSociety & Culture March 29, 17:32
First in the world ice-class gas tanker comes to Arctic portBusiness & Economy March 29, 17:11
Eurovision broadcaster eyeing ban on Kiev from song contest over ‘unacceptable behavior’World March 29, 16:45
Diplomat slams calls to boycott 2018 FIFA World Cup as ‘campaign to contain Russia’Sport March 29, 16:34
How Russians conquered the Arctic in vintage photosBusiness & Economy March 29, 16:00
TOKYO, December 16. /TASS/. During Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Japan, Moscow and Tokyo will sign around 60 agreements worth nearly $2.5 billion, NHK TV channel reported on Friday citing government sources.
Among other things, the agreements under preparation envisage Japanese investment in developing coal deposits in eastern Siberia and providing loans for LNG (liquefied natural gas) production in the Arctic. Over 10 inter-governmental agreements will be signed as well, including on cooperation in healthcare.
Economic cooperation between Moscow and Tokyo is developing in accordance with the eight point plan put forward by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at his meeting with Putin in Sochi on May 6. The plan envisages strengthening bilateral relations in the spheres of energy, small and medium business, industrialization of the Far East, expansion of the export base. The plan also includes a proposal on strengthening cooperation in the spheres of cutting-edge technologies, including nuclear energy, and humanitarian exchanges.
Tokyo hopes that the implementation of Abe's plan on economic cooperation will facilitate progress in the dilaogue on signing the peace treaty.