Ukraine’s prosecutor general seen as possible successor to President Poroshenko — MPWorld October 25, 0:23
51 ceasefire violations reported in Syria in past day — Russian reconciliation centerWorld October 24, 23:32
Two Ukrainian cities support initiative for broader status of Russian languageWorld October 24, 23:31
Russian Baltic Fleet’s training ship Smolny ends its visit to GreeceMilitary & Defense October 24, 21:23
Diplomat: US needs alleged attack on Russian ministry website to hype up cyberwar topicRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 21:03
IOC confirms talks between Thomas Bach and Russia’s whistleblowing couple StepanovsSport October 24, 20:34
Scottish rockers Nazareth will record album with new vocalist in 2017Society & Culture October 24, 20:23
Lavrov, Kerry agree to continue consultations on Aleppo — ministryRussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 20:11
Russian diplomat does not rule out Ukraine may provoke another gas crisis with EURussian Politics & Diplomacy October 24, 19:50
TOKYO, January 22. /TASS/. Japan will send head of Foreign Ministry’s Asian and Oceanian Affairs Bureau Junichi Ihara to talk possible resumption of six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear problem, Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.
Ihara will go to Moscow already on Thursday, foreign political agency said. He plans to hold several meetings with Russian top officials at a two-day visit.
Japanese Foreign Ministry also said diplomatic officials from Japan, the United States and South Korea will hold tripartite talks on the same issue in Japan’s capital Tokyo on January 28. Junichi Ihara is expected to head Japanese delegation at these talks. Special Representative for North Korea Sung Kim will represent the United States, Hwang Joon Kook will head South Korean delegation at six-way talks.
Six-party talks over North Korean nuclear and missile problems involving China, Russia, the US, South Korea and Japan were suspended in 2009 at Pyongyang’s initiative. Later North Korea stated repeatedly that the country was ready to resume talks, but Washington, Seoul and Tokyo noted up to now that they do not find sound reasons for re-starting talks.