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    Japan’s Deputy Foreign Minister to Visit Russia on January 16-18 – Ministry

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    Japan’s Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Nobuo Kishi will pay a visit to Moscow on January 16-18 as part of a larger visit to Greece, Russia and Denmark, the Japanese Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Friday.

    TOKYO (Sputnik) According to the statement, Kishi will fist go to Greece on Saturday, then to Russia, and later – to Denmark, and will finish the trip next Thursday.

    In Russia, the Japanese diplomat will compare notes with the Russian officials concerning the implementation of agreements reached between Russia and Japan during the two countries’ leaders’ meeting in December. Kishi will also discuss various issues of bilateral relations with the representatives of the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    On December 15-16, Russian President Vladimir Putin visited Japan to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. As a result, the sides agreed to establish joint economic activities on the disputed Southern Kurils in a bid to create a favorable atmosphere for talks on a peace treaty between the countries.

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