Catherine Plesnikova. The Japanese foreign Ministry confirmed on the first day of the weekend visit of head the Ministry of foreign Affairs by Fumio Kishida to the Russian Federation from 20 to 22 September, where he will hold dialogues with Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov.
"Twenty-first of September will be held dialogues with Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov, during which it is expected to discuss a wide range of international issues, among them, the problem of "Northern territories" (as in the Japanese Islands called the South Kuril Islands) and the situation in Ukraine ", - stated in the press release of the foreign Ministry of Japan.
In addition, As stated in the document, " September 22, is scheduled to participate in the XI meeting of the Russian-Japanese intergovernmental Council for trade and economic problems."
yesterday the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation told about scheduled for September 20-22, working by Fumio Kishida visit to the capital of Russia. As noted in the press release, in the process of talks between the foreign Ministers of the pair of countries will be affected by the problems relating to the negotiation process for the conclusion of a peace Treaty." The Russian side in this case clearly emphasizes that progress in this matter is impossible without the recognition by Japan of the postwar historical realities " - said in the report.
The Russian foreign Ministry also nourishes the hope that " the dialogues in the capital of Russia will give the necessary impetus to mutual efforts to overcome the current difficult situation in bilateral relations, the atmosphere of which was seriously damaged at the accession of Tokyo to the anti-Russian sanctions by some Western countries on the situation in Ukraine."