Lavrov: relations with Japan can not depend on the external environment
Cooperation between Russia and Japan cannot depend on external market conditions, said the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation S. Lavrov In..
"We in Russia believe that bilateral cooperation is obliged to carry value in itself and not depend on fluctuations in the international political situation ", - said Lavrov at a press conference on results of negotiations with Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan Fumio Kishida.
This trip of the head of the Japanese foreign Ministry by Fumio Kishida agreed to by the parties for a long time because of her 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.
it is also planned that the dialogues of the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Kasidy will be an important stage of preparation for the visit of the President of Russian Federation Vladimir Putin to Japan. At the moment even approximate dates of this trip are not. The Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said before 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 ".