As before, there are differences in the positions of Russia and the rising sun on the dilemma of the peace of the contract, but both parties are committed to finding solutions applicable. This was announced Sergey Lavrov. He also noted that it would be better if Moscow and Tokyo will try to avoid expressions that could complicate an atmosphere that is so needed to move forward.
Our homeland and Japan have agreed to facilitate the visa regime: the parties have entered into a corresponding agreement. It is, inter alia, implies that business and society RF, and the Land of the Rising Sun will now get a visa for up to ninety days without a special invitation. In addition input multiple-entry visas for up to 3 years.
Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs invited Land of the Rising Sun visit Russia.
Foreign Minister of the Land of the Rising Sun has promised that, despite the enormous differences, the parties will not proceed with the negotiations related to the territorial issue (with the Kuriles), and continue the discussion in a steady environment. Before the visit of Russian Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba looked around the Kuril Islands to the Coast Guard cutter. This became clear and the Russian side, but comments are not followed.
Koichiro Gemba also said that the Japanese side is ready to consider joint economic relations with Russia in the Kuril Islands. He noted that Japan assigns special importance to bilateral cooperation in the energy sector.
Sergey Lavrov noted that our homeland would be happy if Japan had a role in joint projects for the development of the Kuril Islands.
Gemba said that the two sides had a discussion, during which there was an exchange on the views of a wide range of policy issues. Among them — the upcoming summit of APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation), which will be held in Vladivostok. According to the Foreign Minister of the Land of the Rising Sun, in the criteria for changing situations affairs of Russia and the rising sun get even more crucial in terms of security in the region.
Sergei Lavrov was visiting Land of the Rising Sun in the trip to the Asia-Pacific region.
Foreign Minister's visit RF to the Japanese capital began with anti-Russian statements. Around the buildings of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Land of the Rising Sun, where the meeting Sergey Lavrov and Koichiro Gemba, held pickets. The protesters demand to return the land of the rising sun of the South Kuril Islands. The number of demonstrators Foreign Land of the Rising Sun is not specified.