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Russian parliament speaker meets Japan’s PM in Tokyo before flying to Moscow

May 21, 2015, 8:27 UTC+3
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TOKYO, May 21. /TASS/. The speaker of Russia’s lower house of parliament, the State Duma, Sergey Naryshkin met with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Thursday in Tokyo before departing for Moscow, his spokesperson has told reporters.

"During the working visit of the chairman of the Statue Duma of the Federal Assembly, Sergey Naryshkin, a meeting was held with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Tokyo," Yevgenia Chugunova said.

The meeting between Naryshkin and Abe lasted for around 50 minutes, she said. "A broad range of issues of inter-state relations between Russia and Japan was discussed," the spokesperson said.

During his two-day visit to Japan, the State Duma speaker held meetings with his Japanese counterparts - House of Councilors chairman Masaaki Yamazaki and the speaker of the House of Representatives of Japan, Tadamori Oshima.

Naryshkin also attended the opening of the 10th jubilee Festival of Russian Culture in Japan and addressed the opening of the third forum "Russia-Japan: Points of Contact: Business, Investments, Sports."

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