"The current absence of a special plenipotentiary is not in any way holding back our activities," Trutnev told reporters.
Speaking about cooperation between Japan and the regions of the Far East, Trutnev said that Russia’s Ministry for the Development of the Russian Far East was straight working with Japanese colleagues.
"We do not need any structures between us and the Japanese for the development of the Far East. We work directly, we know all the projects that are being implemented, we know the difficulty in implementation of each of them," he added.
Russian President Vladimir Putin is currently in Japan with a working visit, which is widely seen as a breakthrough in the Russian-Japanese relations, taking into account that it had been postponed since 2014.