Xenia Naka. Moscow is ready to develop contacts With Tokyo at all levels, the invitation of the Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan Fumio Kishida to visit Moscow to hold a meeting of the Russian-Japanese intergovernmental Commission on trade and economic issues remains in force, said at a press conference in Tokyo, the Russian Ambassador to Japan Yevgeny Afanasyev.
"As for the visit of the Minister of foreign Affairs Kasidy in the capital of Russia and holding of the intergovernmental Commission, We wait year. Of course, you Have to go. We have a long established mechanism of the contacts of the intergovernmental Commission. We believe That, by itself, the invitation remains in force, and We expect, when Mr. Kishida will arrive in the Russian capital, " said Afanasiev, answering a question about whether the trip Kasidy in the capital of Russia, one of the conditions of the Russian President's visit to Japan.
The last meeting of the intergovernmental Commission was held in 2012. With the Japanese delegation was headed Kishida, Russian - 1st Deputy Chairman of Russian government Igor Shuvalov.
Referring to the visit to Tokyo by President Vladimir V. Putin, the head of the diplomatic mission said That it requires preparation.
"We have to think about the agreements that are signed, about the fact That we will have in the political, economic, cultural spheres, the exchanges between people. We have quite a lot of areas where We can develop the interaction. This is a serious issue that needs to be cooked on both sides. Needless to say, the limit contacts or punishment that do Not help. We are ready to develop contacts at all levels ", - noted the Ambassador.
Putin's visit to Japan was scheduled for the autumn of last year, but was Not held because of the complications of the international situation in connection With the crisis in Ukraine. The timing of the visit has been rescheduled for the current year, but the actual date until Not named. Not installed and also the dates of your stay in the capital of Russia, Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan, which is one of stages of preparation of the arrival of the President of the Russian Federation in Tokyo.