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TOKYO, February 2. /TASS/. Japan and Russia intend to hold talks at the level of deputy foreign ministers in Moscow in mid-February, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said on Monday.
According to the ministry, the consultations will be held on February 12. The Japanese delegation at the talks will be led by Deputy Foreign Minister Shinsuke Sugiyama. Russia’s delegation will be headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Igor Morgulov.
The sides intend to discuss the international situation, including issues of Russian-Japanese relations and the situation in Ukraine, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said.
Negotiations between Moscow and Tokyo at the level of deputy foreign ministers were to take place last August, but they were cancelled at the initiative of the Russian side. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s information and press department said that the talks were cancelled because they became "inexpedient" after Japan introduced another package of sanctions against Russia.
"Indeed, Russian-Japanese consultations at the level of deputy foreign ministers had been planned in Moscow for that date," head of the Russian Foreign Ministry’s information and press department Maria Zakharova said on August 5. "However, against the background of the adoption of new anti-Russian sanctions by Tokyo, we consider this meeting inexpedient. So, the consultations have been postponed. We have notified the Japanese side of this.".