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TOKYO, September 1 (Itar-Tass) - Japan hopes to have the first round of two-plus-two talks (with participation of foreign and defence ministers) with the Russian Federation in October of the current year, Japan’s Kyodo news agency said on Sunday.
The negotiations may be organised during the upcoming visit to Japan of Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The visit’s time is to be advised. The Kyodo says the Japanese and Russian sides will discuss preparations for the meeting during the G-20 meeting in St. Petersburg on September 5-6.
Earlier, Japanese media reported the country’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe planned to have during the summit talks with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin and to continue the exchange of views on a peace treaty between Tokyo and Moscow.