Russia: Lavrov, Japanese FM Motegi holds talks in Moscow
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi hold a joint press conference following talks in Moscow on Thursday.
Lavrov mentioned that there was an indication from Russian President Vladimir Putin to “speed up the work on peace treaties over the base of the 1956 declaration.”
In his turn the... Еще Japanese Foreign Minister pointed out that the peace treaty between the two countries was not an easy task to achieve, stressing that the peace treaty “will improve the partnership between Japan and Russia” in order to stabilize the situation in the Asia-Pacific region.
The Russian foreign minister added that the two ministers are planning to have a meeting in the first part of 2020.