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The Volume Of Mutual Trade Between Russia And Japan Is Increasing

 April 27, 2017, in the Kremlin held talks the Russian President Vladimir Putin with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe , during which the parties discussed the implementation of agreements reached during the visit of the Russian head of state to Japan on 15-16 December 2016, and prospects for the development of Russian-Japanese cooperation in political, trade-economic and humanitarian spheres. The event was attended by Minister of Industry and Trade of the Russian Federation Denis Manturov .

Vladimir Putin warmly welcomed representatives of foreign delegations in Moscow and said that Japan is a promising partner for Russia.

During the negotiations, we agreed to intensify our relationship and our contacts, our work together, and we can already draw certain conclusions. Forward movement is ", - concluded the President.

In response, the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe confirmed that over the past three years, countries have managed to achieve good results in international relations.

Economic relations also develop in accordance with the cooperation plan of the eight directions. I appreciate this progressive step forward in the Japanese-Russian relations ", - said Sindzo Abe.

After the talks, Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made press statements.

Vladimir Putin noted that the situation after a certain slowdown in economic cooperation between the two countries started to improve, as reflected in the increase of bilateral trade volume in 2017. According to him, the total amount of accumulated Japanese investment in Russia is also showing growth: in 2015, their volume amounted to $ 1.3 billion in 2016 - $ 1.7 billion.

Speaking about the development of bilateral relations, the President said that in the framework of the Intergovernmental Commission was agreed upon and taken for the implementation of the Plan of joint work and the consolidated list comprising the 80 priorities in the field of industrial projects, agriculture, health, infrastructure, innovation, small business, cultural exchanges .

The talks were substantively discussed issues of deepening bilateral industrial cooperation. In particular, Vladimir Putin noted that Russia currently provided favorable conditions for attraction of advanced technologies and the creation of new innovative industries.

The special economic zones and territories of priority development in the Far East, foreign investors are granted tax preferences, simplified administrative regime, modernizing infrastructure at the expense of the state. We hope that these unique features make full use of our Japanese partners , "- said Vladimir Putin.

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