The following is an excerpt from rt.com | September 10, 2018 |
Japanese companies are interested in investing in the disputed Kuril Islands, and a third delegation of Japan-based firms will visit them soon, according Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
“We agreed to hold the third Japanese-Russian business mission to the South Kuril Islands by the end of this year, after which the fourth round of negotiations on joint activities will take place,” Putin said on Monday in Vladivostok.
Abe is in Vladivostok to attend Russia’s annual Eastern Economic Forum. It is the biggest international platform for discussing strategies for developing political, economic and cultural ties between Russia and Asia Pacific.
According to the Japanese Prime Minister, Moscow and Tokyo are interested in various projects on the Kuril Islands. “We have outlined five projects. At today's meeting we approved a road map for the implementation of our projects. They include fisheries, seafood, tourism, wind and light electricity, garbage processing,” Abe said.
“We will organize a business mission in early October. This will be a very big step forward in the implementation of projects,” he added.
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