TOKYO (Sputnik) – The delegation of the upper house of the Russian parliament headed by Matvienko is currently on a visit to Japan.
"Any sphere of cooperation we are speaking about – the work on preparing the peace treaty, boosting our economic cooperation – in all spheres the most important thing is to form the atmosphere of trust between our countries and peoples. And, of course, the parliaments are playing a special role here," Matvienko said.
The relations between the two states have recently been re-energized. In September, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe took part in the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, during which he held three-hour talks with the Russian president. One of the outcomes of the meeting was the announcement of Putin's visit to Japan on December 15, which had been postponed from 2014.