• Senators of Russia and Japan have agreed on joint brainstorming

  • The Council of the Federation together with Japanese colleagues, is organizing a permanent forum to foster bilateral dialogue. On Wednesday, November 2, said the speaker of the Federation Council Valentina Matviyenko, reports "Interfax".

    She explained that in Russia "the parliamentary debating society" will be created by analogy with already operating in Japan structure, which includes senators, MPs and Ministers.

    "We agreed that these two formats will also actively collaborate as a constant brainstorming of new ways of cooperation, development, removal of restrictions and different barriers, promote regulatory and contractual bases of the interstate relations", — said Matvienko.

    According to the speaker, to participate in a joint discussion club including head with Japan neighboring regions.

    The Russian delegation arrived to Japan to discuss the issue of the abolition of anti-Russian sanctions. Japan does not deny the possibility of lifting restrictions.

    In October, the Federation Council offered the settlement of the dispute about the Kuril Islands. The Chairman of the Federation Council international Affairs Andrei Klimov said that the transfer of Islands of Japan is excluded, however, a possible agreement on additional rights for Japanese citizens and businesses. Shortly before that, the media have reported that Tokyo offered Moscow version of the joint management of the Islands, but official sources denied this information.

    Since March 2014, apply anti-Russian sanctions by Japan. Tokyo joined the restrictions of Western countries imposed on the accession of the Crimea and events in the South-East of Ukraine.

    Territorial dispute Japan and Russia concerns the Islands of Kunashir, Iturup, Habomai and Shikotan on the basis of the Treaty of 1855. Moscow argues that the Islands became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war.


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