Press release on Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov’s telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi
On October 16, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had a telephone conversation with Foreign Minister of Japan Toshimitsu Motegi, at the latter’s initiative.
Pursuant to the agreements between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, the ministers discussed topical issues of Russia-Japan relations, including the prospects of promoting political dialogue, trade and economic cooperation, practical cooperation in healthcare, including measures against the novel coronavirus, and cultural contacts.
The ministers covered specific aspects of the cross-year of inter-regional and sister-city links, and preparations for the projects that are part of the two countries’ joint economic activity on the southern Kuril Islands.
Sergey Lavrov noted the great importance of dialogue on security issues.
The parties exchanged opinions on global and regional issues of mutual interest.