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TOKYO, January 14. /TASS/. Japan’s government is looking for any possibilities to organize a summit meeting with the Russian leader, Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday.
"The last meeting between the leaders of our countries took place at the last year’s Group of Twenty summit. It yielded an agreement to continue dialogue," he said, commenting on reports that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was looking at paying a visit to Russia. "We are looking for any possibilities for organizing a summit meeting with Russia but so far there are no concrete agreements on that matter."
On Wednesday, Alexei Pushkov, the chairman of the international committee of the Russian State Duma lower parliament house said Duma Speaker Sergey Naryshkin and vice-president of Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party Masahiko Komura had discussed the possibility of Japan’s Premier Shinzo Abe visiting Russia
"The sides have mentioned such a possibility," Pushkov said, adding that dates for the visit had not been specified. Visiting Moscow, Komura handed a personal message from Japan’s premier to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Pushkov added.