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Protest regarding Russian Prime Minister Mishustin’s visit to the Northern Territories

July 26, 2021

On July 26, following the visit to Etorofu Island by Mr. Mikhail Vladimirovich MISHUSTIN, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation, Mr. MORI Takeo, Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs, summoned Mr. Mikhail Y. GALUZIN, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Japan to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and lodged a strong protest, stating the Government of Japan’s consistent position on the Northern Territories. In response to this, Ambassador GALUZIN stated the Russia’s position.

Mr. MORI strongly urged the Russian side to act in a constructive manner for the future progress of Japan-Russia relations, towards advancing the peace treaty negotiations, including the joint economic activities on the Four Northern Islands.

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