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    Rosneft signed a deal with a Japanese consortium on jointly exploring and extracting fossil fuels in the Sea of Japan.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is visiting Japan on December 15-16. A number of cooperation agreements were signed by Russian and Japanese companies on the sidelines of the visit.

    "The signed agreement aims to effectively market energy resources, including on the potential Japanese market, and is a logical extension of the agreement between the Russian president and the Japanese prime minister on strengthening and developing Russian-Japanese relations," Sechin was quoted as saying in a Rosneft statement.

    The Japanese energy consortium includes the Marubeni Corporation, Japan Oil, JOGMEC and Inpex Corporation companies. Company heads signed the agreement alongside Rosneft CEO Igor Sechin.

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    fossil fuels, cooperation, Vladimir Putin, Japan, Russia
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