Xenia Naka. Data about the visit to the Russian capital in mid-August, the Deputy head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan Shinsuke Sugiyama, which appeared in parts of the media, is not true, said Wednesday the journalist Last news, a senior official of the Ministry.
"Nothing has been decided. More precisely, there is the fact, " - said in a conversation with Fins news a senior official of the Russian Department at the Japanese foreign Minister Tsuyoshi Kitagawa. On specifying question, does this mean that the Information is false and has no sufficient grounds, the official replied: "Yes, I think so ".
Tuesday in the media have any data on the possible visit Shinsuke Sugiyama in the Russian capital in mid-August and his meeting with Deputy Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Igor Morgulov. It was stated that the meeting will discuss the preparation of the visit of foreign Minister of Japan in the capital of Russia, and also will exchange views on the territorial issue.
at the same time, according to the Last news , the Russian side does not want to resume the dialogue on a peace Treaty and the territorial issue before the intergovernmental Council for trade and economic issues. A second round of negotiations on a peace Treaty was obliged to pass in August of last year, but was delayed by Moscow due to the introduction of the punishment Japan against Russia.
the meeting of the intergovernmental Commission, which the Japanese side is headed by Minister of foreign Affairs Fumio Kishida, and the Russian - 1st Deputy Chairman of Russian government Igor Shuvalov, was obliged to pass in April of last year, but was not held, because the visit of foreign Minister in the capital of Russia was postponed indefinitely because of the complications of the international situation in connection with the situation in Ukraine.
As before said Last news Deputy foreign Minister of Russia Igor Morgulov, Tokyo has made the initiative to appoint the date of the visit of head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Japan by Fumio Kishida to the Russian Federation on 31 August - 1 September, Moscow is exploring this option.