ST. PETERSBURG, December 2. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday Moscow continues work on the implementation of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s plan of expanding economic cooperation between the two countries.
At a meeting with visiting Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, the Russian leader said he is "glad our contacts are continued."
"We agreed about such a meeting with [Japanese] prime minister in Lima [at the APEC summit in November," Putin reminded. "It is very good that our contacts continue."
"We, both sides, are working on the implementation of Japanese prime minister’s proposals on expansion of contacts on all issues of mutual interest," he said, adding he is glad to see the Japanese top diplomat.