Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is to hold talks with his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono on Friday. Kono is now in Moscow on a working visit, ONA reports citing TASS.
Signing a peace treaty between the two countries will be the key topic on the agenda of the talks. Since the beginning of the year, this will be already their third discussion of this issue. Intensification of contacts in this field is the result of an agreement to accelerate the dialogue on the conclusion of a peace treaty based on the 1956 Joint Declaration of the USSR and Japan, which was reached at the highest level in November last year in Singapore.
The ministers will also touch upon other issues on the global and regional agenda. According the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, the parties will exchange views on the current situation in the Asia-Pacific region, combating new challenges and threats, cooperation on the international arena.