KYOTO (Sputnik) — The meeting was held on the sidelines of the International Science and Technology Forum in the Japanese city of Kyoto.
"They discussed cooperation in agriculture, energy, infrastructure, finance and science," Aliya Samigullina told RIA Novosti.
Russia’s relations with Japan have deteriorated amid the Ukrainian crisis. Japan joined many Western countries and their allies in imposing sanctions against Moscow for its alleged participation in the conflict in Ukraine's southeast.
On September 21, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said, following the talks with his Japanese counterpart Fumio Kishida, that cooperation between the two nations is in the interest of both Moscow and Tokyo and should not depend on external factors.