TOKYO, February 29. /Corr. Kirill Agafonov/. Business mission of “Trade and industrial dialogue: Russia – Japan”, dedicated to the cooperation between the two countries, opened on Monday in the Japanese capital. The Russian delegation will be headed by the Minister of industry and trade Denis Manturov, the Japanese side will take part the Minister of economy, trade and industry Hayashi, Motoo.
Minister of industry and trade: sanctions against Russia harmful for both sides
The head of the Russian Agency on the eve of the forum, said in an interview to the newspaper “iomiuri” that through the visit to Japan, he wants to “restore a dialogue between the business communities of the two countries”. “Sanctions are harmful for both parties. Even if you change the setting, you can’t stop the dialogue on trade and economic cooperation. Even under sanctions, Russia’s relations with Japan are developing,” he said.
Speaking about his expectations from the visit, the Minister noted that Russia hopes for technology transfer and local production. “We offer a comfortable environment for business that is involved in long-term projects. We want to promote cooperation not only in the field of export of raw materials and energy, but also in the field of high technologies, and others,” he concluded. However, in an interview with the newspaper “mainiti” Manturov called Japan consistently a priority partner for Russia.
In turn, Deputy Secretary General of the Cabinet of Ministers of Japan Hiroshige SECO February 11, said that his government attached great importance to the upcoming forum. Last week in the Japanese capital meetings were also held between the Russian and Japanese parliamentarians, the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Andrei Klimau was assessed as more successful than expected.
The Russian delegation
“Trade and industrial dialogue: Russia – Japan” will be held with the informational assistance
The Russian delegation at the forum includes the head of Tatarstan Rustam Minnikhanov, the Governor of Khabarovsk territory Vyacheslav Shport, Deputy Minister of economic development Stanislav Voskresensky, President of “Business Russia” and Chairman of the Russian-Japanese business Council Alexey Repik, President of “Russian Railways” Oleg Belozerov, the Chairman of the management Board of Eximbank of Russia Dmitry Golovanov. The forum will also be attended by the representatives of the state Corporation “rostec”, holding “Stankoprom”, “Helicopters of Russia”, Ruselectronics, the company “Gazprom Neft”, the Association of industrial parks, the Association of Russian pharmaceutical manufacturers.
From the Japanese side is expected the participation of heads of leading corporations, including Marubeni, Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Mitsui & Co. and others.
At the forum the participants will discuss joint projects between Russia and Japan, and existing plans and prospects of cooperation. A separate session will be devoted to innovation in the manufacturing industry. In the center of attention of dialogue participants also medical industry and modernization of infrastructure.
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