Meeting of Ministers of foreign Affairs of Russia and Japan Sergei Lavrov and by Fumio Kishida is scheduled in the Russian capital on Monday.
The visit of the head of the Japanese diplomacy, which began on Sunday, agreed to by the parties for a long time, because of his training took place on a fairly busy background. Affected and the accession of Japan to the sanctions against Russia in connection with the crisis in Ukraine and the situation with the visits of the high position of the Russian bureaucrats to the Kuril Islands, which are always very sensitive in Tokyo. However, to come to a common opinion in the end turned out.
"Twentieth to twenty-second of September will make a working Visit to the Russian Federation foreign Minister of Japan Kisida, during which he is scheduled dialogues with the Minister of foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, as well as participation in the form of a co-chair of the XI meeting of the Russian-Japanese intergovernmental Council on trade and economic issues," - said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
As Expected, Lavrov, for example, will discuss with Japanese colleague a question of signing a peace Treaty. Japan claims to the South Kuril Islands: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, pointing to the bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. The return of these Islands to Tokyo made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which at the conclusion of the Second world war was never signed.
"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 because of this, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
experts believe That the Visit Kasidy will not lead to progress on the issue." As for the peace Treaty, by itself, cannot become. Just once again designate your space As It was done many times. I think That any major changes should not wait, Simply no prerequisites for them, " - said in a conversation with Fins news associate Professor in the Department of political science of the East of the Institute of Asian and African studies Irina Romanova.
it is also expected That dialogues Lavrov and Kasidy will be an important stage of preparation for the visit of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Japan. Currently any even approximate dates of this trip are not.
"as long as the confirmation of this invitation no. While early to speak, " said Fins news the assistant to the President of the Russian Federation Yuri Ushakov.
This was confirmed by press Secretary of Russian leader Dmitry Peskov.
"We know That (Secretary of the Russian security Council) Patrushev is going on a visit to Japan. As for the visit (the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Japan - ed.) We have many times said That in the case reach an appropriate consensus, it Will be possible to agree on the timing of the visit. But It's work that Will be carried out through diplomatic channels. As long as any exact date, no, " He said.
experts, for their part, emphasize That in the Japanese Islands until now there is no consensus on the question of whether Putin's Visit to the country or not.
"in the Japanese Islands is very strong confrontation between those who are for Putin arrived, and opponents of the visit. The Minister for foreign Affairs Kishida, by the way, has always been a passive politician, who is not quite tuned to the Russian President arrived in Japan, " he revealed former Russian Ambassador in Tokyo, chair of the Department of diplomacy, MGIMO Alexander Panov.
Panov said That " on the reverse side, Prime Minister Abe just was in favour of dialogue with the Russian Federation to conduct. He believes That it should be supported with Putin in order to mitigate the anti-Japanese, they believe, the thrust of the Union of Russia and China."
The theme of a peace Treaty and exchange of visits of Ministers to be limited will not be." in the process of the upcoming meeting, the Ministers will hold an in-depth exchange of views in the whole complex of questions of the bilateral agenda, and will also discuss key international issues of mutual interest ", - said the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"We 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 ", - added in the Russian international Ministry.
Thus in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation stressed That " the potential of Russian-Japanese cooperation until not implemented in full force."
"Visit Kasidy is intended to initiate a diverse series of bilateral meetings, one of the main objectives of which is to increase business interaction with emphasis on enhancing investment cooperation, cooperation in the energy industry, infrastructure, agriculture, medicine, urban environment, innovation," - said in the Ministry.
attention Lavrov and Kishida will pay international and regional issues. Priority Will be given to strengthening common efforts in combating new threats and challenges, including international terrorism and cyber security, to develop a new architecture of security and cooperation in Asia Pacific, as well as among them through coordination in multilateral regional structures.
the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said That is waiting exchange " of views on such international issues As the situation in the middle East and on the Korean Peninsula, the Iranian nuclear program, cooperation between Russia and Japan in the framework of the UN and other international organizations ".