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MOSCOW, December 6. /TASS/. Russia’s Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov and Japanese Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki discussed on Tuesday preparations for Russian President’s visit to Japan, the Russian Foreign Ministry reports.
It said the diplomats "discussed issues of preparations for an upcoming visit by President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin, due in December".
At the present, Moscow and Tokyo are actively paving the way for Putin’s visit to Japan, which, according to Putin’s aide Yuri Ushakov, will take place on December 15-16.
At a meeting with Putin in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on May 6, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe proposed an eight-point cooperation plan.
It envisages the strengthening of relations in the energy sector, in the sphere of small and medium-sized businesses, industrialization of the Far East, an expansion of the export base. The plan includes proposals to bolster cooperation on high technologies, including nuclear power engineering, as well as on humanitarian exchanges.