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Meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

December 15, 2016, Nagato

Vladimir Putin arrived in Japan on a two-day visit.

The Russian President met in Nagato with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with whom he discussed the main areas of bilateral relations, international issues in the Asia-Pacific region, security matters, cooperation between the two countries in the UN, the situation in Ukraine, and ways to combat international drug trafficking.

Also under discussion was joint economic activity by the two countries on the southern Kuril Islands in areas such as fishing, tourism, aquaculture, medicine and the environment.

Russian-Japanese talks will continue the following day in Tokyo in expanded format, with representatives of the two countries’ ministries, agencies and business communities taking part.

December 15, 2016, Nagato