Russia and Japan have expressed readiness to continue political dialogue at the highest level, the opportunity for that may be presented at the conference of the G20, said foreign Minister S. Lavrov In..
"We expressed mutual interest in continuing the exchange of political views, most importantly, at the highest level, for this year will have an opportunity. Our leaders will take part in the General series of events, including the summit of "Twenty" and APEC ", – Lavrov said after talks with Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, reports RIA " Novosti ".
The head the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation said that the cooperation between Russia and Japan cannot depend on external market conditions." We in Russia believe that bilateral cooperation is obliged to carry value in itself and not depend on fluctuations in the international political situation ", - has declared the Minister. Head of diplomatic vedomctva described past dialogues as " intense ", and noticed that the interaction of Russia and Japan in the interests of both countries." We confirmed the understanding that was reached at the level of the Russian President and Prime Minister of Japan about the fact that the development of cooperation between our countries long-term interests of our peoples ", - has declared the Head of Ministry of foreign Affairs. Lavrov also said that bilateral cooperation between Russia and Japan is obliged to carry value in itself and not depend on fluctuations in the international political situation. On the first day of the week the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia S. Lavrov Century said that the restoration of direct contact between Russia and Japan gives hope to redress the situation in bilateral relations. On Sunday, the Russian foreign Ministry said on September 20-22, 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 for trade and economic problems This trip was agreed upon 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 the result was One of the main topics of the exchange of political views of the Russian capital and Tokyo for many years remains the problem of a peace Treaty and associated territorial question. 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. The position of the capital of Russia is that the Southern Kuril Islands became part of the USSR following world war II, and the Russian sovereignty over them, having a proper international legal formalization, can not be questioned.