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    Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a meeting at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on May 6, 2016

    Putin to Discuss Tokyo-Proposed Cooperation Plan With Abe

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    The leaders of Russia and Japan will discuss Tokyo's cooperation development plan.

    RUSSKY ISLAND (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday he planned to discuss with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the Japan-proposed cooperation plan with Russia.

    "You know that the Japanese side unexpectedly for me offered a quite detailed eight-point cooperation development plan with energy industry as one of the priorities, during the meeting in Sochi. We will talk about that," Putin said at a meeting with investors at the Eastern Economic Forum's (EEF), adding that he was about to see Abe later in the day.

    Abe presented the bilateral economic plan during his Sochi visit. The plan covers such areas as oil and gas development and the modernization of ports and airports in the Far East.

    The second Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) is taking place on September 2-3 on the campus of Russia’s Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island.

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