TOKYO, January 22. /ITAR-TASS/. Japanese government has welcomed reports that Russian President Vladimir Putin had accepted an invitation by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to pay an official visit to the country, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga told a news conference in the Japanese capital on Wednesday.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told a news conference devoted to the results of 2013 that the Russian president had accepted an invitation by the Japanese prime minister to visit the country. “President Putin accepted an invitation by the Japanese prime minister to visit the country. I am sure that we will agree on timeline of this visit suitable for both sides,” he said.