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Japan-Russia Foreign Ministers’ Telephone Talk

August 11, 2021

 On August 11, commencing at 5:00 p.m. for 1 hour, Mr. MOTEGI Toshimitsu, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan, held a telephone talk with H.E. Mr. Lavrov, Sergey Viktorovich, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. The overview is as follows.

  1. The two Ministers discussed bilateral relations, such as negotiations on a peace treaty, joint economic activities on the Four Northern Islands, the Four-Island Exchange Program and other programs, the economy, people-to-people exchanges, and security.
  2. The two Ministers shared the recognition that it is important to promote consultations and cooperation between Japan and Russia in a broad range of fields and that addressing global issues such as climate change is a common concern of both countries. The two Ministers also exchanged views on the possibility of further Japan-Russia cooperation.
  3. The two Ministers shared the view that Japan and Russia will continue close communication and candid discussions at various levels in order to develop Japan-Russia relations steadily, even amidst the impact of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

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