2 October 2017

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Plans to Attend Eastern Economic Forum 2018

Adviser to the Russian President Anton Kobyakov and Japanese Ambassador to Russia Toyohisa Kozuki held a meeting in Moscow upon conclusion of the third Eastern Economic Forum and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Vladivostok in September 2017.

The parties held a detailed discussion about cooperation between the two countries as part of the EEF 2017 and also summarized the results of the Forum. Kozuki expressed gratitude to Russia for excellent organization of the event. They also discussed prospects for further bilateral cooperation, including at major international multilateral events. In particular, Kozuki spoke about Abe’s plans to take part in the Eastern Economic Forum in 2018.

Summing up the results, Kobyakov noted the substantive nature and impressive practical results achieved during the discussion of topical issues concerning Russian–Japanese cooperation at the EEF. He said the agreements signed on the sidelines of the Forum will help to expand business activities between the two countries. In addition, Kobyakov expressed hope that Japan will continue to be actively involved in major international events held in Russia.

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