Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s talks with Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono

Thursday, 22 March 2018 13:37

On March 21, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov held talks with Foreign Minister of Japan Taro Kono.

The ministers held a detailed discussion of a wide range of issues in Russian-Japanese relations. They discussed the state of and prospects for bilateral political dialogue, trade and economic cooperation as well as cultural and humanitarian ties in the context of the Year of Russia in Japan and the Year of Japan in Russia in 2018.

They focused on the preparations for the upcoming visit of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to Russia in May to take part in the St Petersburg International Economic Forum and the opening ceremony of the Year of Russia in Japan and the Year of Japan in Russia.

The ministers also touched on current issues of global and regional security, including the situation on the Korean Peninsula.

Following the talks, the ministers signed a plan of consultations between the foreign ministries for 2018–2019.

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