Lavrov: Russia hopes that relations with Japan will come to a qualitatively new level

MOSCOW, November 24. /TASS/. Moscow hopes that the visit of the foreign Minister of Japan, Taro Kono of the Russian Federation will allow bilateral relations to reach a qualitatively new level. This was stated Friday by the Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov, opening negotiations with his Japanese counterpart.

“Mr. Minister, welcome to Moscow, we have over four months this is the third meeting, Lavrov said. – This is because our leaders are very often”.

“Now the main task is to make our contacts, not just contacts, but have given real results that elevate our relations to a qualitatively new level, – said the Russian foreign Minister. – I am convinced that today’s visit will allow us to do just that.”

According to him, each meeting of Russian President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe ends with the conclusion of important agreements. “And we need to maintain contact to ensure the implementation of everything agreed the President and the Prime Minister – said Lavrov. – The recent meeting between Putin and Abe in da Nang on 10 November was devoted to a very detailed overview of all areas of our interaction, and in most areas, they noted the steady progress.”