Putin and Abe meet on sidelines of EEF
Russian President Vladimir Putin held a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe today on the sidelines of the 5th Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok.
The two countries' relations are stable and develop actively, while bilateral agreements are being implemented, the Russian president noted.
"Many of our agreements are being implemented, bilateral relations are stable and develop actively," Putin said.
"Today, we will not only discuss the state of our relations but will also plan future step in developing bilateral relations," the Russian president added. He noted that the Japanese delegation to the EEF was rather representative as it includes over 500 officials and businessmen.
"We meet regularly and use all opportunities to continue our dialogue. We are very glad that it facilitates the development of our bilateral relations," the Kremlin press service cited Putin as saying.
Abe, in turn, noted that Japan would like to deepen its exchanges with Russia in many spheres, recalling that next year would be the Japanese-Russian year of inter-regional exchange.