Visit to Japan of Mr. Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu, Minister for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters of the Russian Federation

February 24, 2006

  1. Mr. Sergey Kuzhugetovich Shoygu, Minister for Civil Defense, Emergencies and Elimination of Consequences of Natural Disasters of the Russian Federation, will visit Japan from February 25 (Sat) to 28 (Tue).
  2. During his stay, Mr. Shoygu will have talks with Mr. Taro Aso, Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Tetsuo Kutsukake, Minister of State for Disaster Management.
  3. Mr. Shoygu's visit will be meaningful as the continuation of the Japan-Russia political dialogue agreed at the summit meeting held when President Putin visited Japan in last November. It is also expected that the cooperation between Japan and Russia in the field of emergencies will further be strengthened by the meetings and visits during Mr. Shoygu's stay in Japan.
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