MOSCOW, December 13 /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will deliver a speech at the plenary session of Russian-Japanese business forum on December 16, the Kremlin press service stated.
"Representatives of ministries and departments as well as businessmen will hold talks in Tokyo on December 16," the press service went on to say. "The program also provides for a number of other events, including addresses to be made by Putin and (Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo) Abe at the plenary session of the Russian-Japanese business forum," the Kremlin press service stressed.
On December 15, Putin and Abe are scheduled to meet in the city of Nagato (Yamaguchi Prefecture) in various arrangements. "The current state (of bilateral) relations and prospects for enhancing bilateral cooperation will be discussed during the forthcoming contacts. Approaches to boosting political dialogue, implementing vital joint projects and bolstering cultural and humanitarian ties will be the agenda’s centerpiece," the press service clarified.
It was noted that the two leaders would exchange views on key international and regional topics and outline further steps designed to coordinate the foreign policies pursued by Moscow and Tokyo.