Japan is ready to boost development of the Far East

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. The government of Japan is ready to continue to make every effort to promote cooperation with Russia in the far East, stated Deputy Minister of economy, trade and industry of Japan on foreign Affairs Tatsuya of Terazawa, speaking in the Eastern economic forum.

«The government of Japan wishes to continue to interact with the business community for the development of agriculture, forestry, fisheries, improvement of energy infrastructure and thereby make great efforts to promote cooperation in the far East,» said Terazawa.

Agreement to discuss the possibility of joint economic activities on southern Kuriles was reached at the Russian-Japanese summit during his visit to Japan President of Russia Vladimir Putin in December 2016. In February 2017 under the foreign Ministry of Japan established the Council for mutual economic activities, which was headed by the head of Department.

In June and October last year it had a travel group of more than 50 representatives of governmental and business circles of Japan to the Kuril Islands, to study the prospects of the projects. According to the agreement, these activities shall not violate the legal positions of both countries. The implementation of joint projects being considered in areas such as aquaculture, greenhouse agriculture, tourism, wind energy and recycling of waste.

Japan, claiming the Islands of Iturup, Kunashir, Shikotan and Habomai, hopes to contribute to solving territorial problems with Russia through the development of economic relations between the two countries. The return of the four Islands of Tokyo earlier made it a condition of signing a peace Treaty with Russia, which after the Second world war and was not signed. The position of Moscow consists that southern Kuriles became part of the Soviet Union at the end of the Second world war and the Russian sovereignty over them with appropriate international legal design, not subject to doubt.

Fourth Eastern economic forum will be held at the site of the far Eastern Federal University campus on the Russian island on September 11-13. MIA «Russia today» is the General information partner of the WEF.
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