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MOSCOW, March 16. /TASS/. Moscow is ready to assess Tokyo’s proposals on joint economic activities on the South Kuril Islands, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. However, she added that all projects should comply with the Russian law.
According to her, on March 18, Tokyo will host the first round of the Russian-Japanese talks on the joint economic activities on the South Kuril Islands, involving deputy foreign ministers. Russia’s Foreign Ministry is preparing a package of proposals for the meeting aimed at the implementation of joint projects in various fields. "Of course, we believe that such projects can only be implemented if they are not inconsistent with the Russian law," the diplomat stressed. "We are ready to assess Japan’s proposals," Zakharova added.