MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The Russian president and the Japanese prime minister will synchronize their watches in Sochi on Syria ahead of the upcoming G7 Summit, the presidential aide said Thursday.
“The meeting will be the final leg of the Japanese premier’s visit to Europe. Since May 1, he’s visited Italy, France, Belgium, and Germany. He is in Great Britain today and after London he will arrive here and tomorrow there will be a long awaited working contact meeting in Sochi,” Ushakov said.
“So far the Japanese are preparing important international issues such as settling the Syrian conflict will be discussed at the G7 Summit which will be held May 26-27. And of course it’s very important that the Japanese prime minister synchronizes his watch on this matter with the Russian leader,” Ushakov said.
Vladimir Putin and Shinzo Abe will also discuss the WWII peace agreement, future political dialogue, as well as the situations in Ukraine and North Korea.
“They will speak about issues regarding the organization of future political dialogue as well as various matters concerning global security. It’s completely natural that Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, cooperation within the frameworks of the UN will be discussed considering the fact that Japan will be a temporary member of the UN Security Council in 2016-2017,” Ushakov said.
“The topic of a peace agreement will naturally also be discussed,” Ushakov added.
The Russian and Japanese leaders may also meet on the sidelines of the G20 and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summits, according to the aide.
“There are good opportunities for contacts between the leaders this year, particularly during the G20 Summit in China <…> Then there’s another opportunity that I think the leaders will use, which is the APEC Summit in Peru in November,” Ushakov said.
He also said that Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was also invited to participate in the Eastern Economic Forum that will be held in Vladivostok September 2-3.