TOKYO (Sputnik) – Putin is visiting Japan on December 15-16. On Thursday, he held talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the city of Nagato in Yamaguchi Prefecture. On Friday, Putin and Abe held a meeting in Tokyo. A number of cooperation agreements were signed on the sidelines of the visit.
Russian President Vladimir Putin also invited Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to visit Russia.
"In conclusion, I would once again like to thank Japanese colleagues and Mr. Abe personally for the hospitality, the productive work and the constructive approach to all the issues discussed. I would like to invite the prime minister to visit Russia at a time convenient for him, meaning the Eastern Economic Forum or any other events which will be taking place in Russia," Putin said during a press conference after Friday's meeting.
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