Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida will visit Moscow on 20-22 September for talks with the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and participate in the meeting of the intergovernmental Commission, said in the Russian international Ministry.
"September 20-22, will make a working Visit to the Russian Federation Minister of foreign Affairs of Japan by Fumio Kishida, during which he is scheduled dialogues with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia 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 ", – Reported in the report on the Internet office of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
"The development of mutually beneficial cooperation between Russia and Japan is not only in the long-term interests of the country pairs, but has a positive impact on security and stability in the Asia-Pacific region. However, the potential of Russian-Japanese cooperation Until not implemented in full force. 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, " – Reported in the report. It is said that in the negotiations 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 ", – Reported in the report." The visit by Fumio Kishida 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 ", - has underlined in the Ministry. In the message it is Reported that the volume of bilateral trade for the first half of 2015 fell almost a quarter in comparison with the same period last year." The reasons for this decline are numerous, among them are objective associated with the turbulent situation in the global economy ", - has underlined the Minister. Last week the foreign Minister of Japan Fumio Kishida refuted local media messages about what it's like to visit the Russian Federation for the period from 20 to 23 September. On 2 September it was declared that the Russian foreign Ministry ruled out the possibility of negotiations with Japan on the issue of Smoking. The Deputy head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Igor Morgulov said the readiness of Russia to continue dialogue with Tokyo at the conclusion of a peace Treaty. Before that in the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, explaining the reaction of Japan to the Visit of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev to the Kuril Islands, claimed that Tokyo continues to challenge the generally accepted results of the Second world war. Official Tokyo protested on the issue of the visit to Iturup island of the Minister of agriculture of Russia Alexander Tkachev and the visit to the island of Kunashir Minister of transport of Russia Maxim Sokolov. After the Second world war the whole chain of the Kuril Islands was incorporated into the Soviet Union. But Japan continues to claim to four Islands: Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, pointing to the bilateral Treatise on trade and borders of 1855. The return of the 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. The position of the capital of Russia is that the Southern Kuril Islands became part of the USSR following world war I, the Russian sovereignty over them, having a proper international legal formalization, can not be questioned.