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Mr. Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, Visits the Russian Federation

From June 2 (Fri.) to 4 (Sun.), 2017, Mr. Hiroshige Seko, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry and Minister for Economic Cooperation with Russia, visited Saint Petersburg, the Russian Federation. He attended the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, as the first Japanese minister to do so, as well as a Japan-Russia Business Roundtable meeting and a meeting with H.E. Mr. Maksim Oreshkin, Minister of Economic Development, Russian Federation, and Special Representative for Trade and Economic Cooperation with Japan.

1. Attending a Japan-Russia Business Roundtable meeting (June 2)

Minister Seko attended a Japan-Russia Business Roundtable meeting, organized by the Japan Association for Trade with Russia and NIS and the Russian-Japanese Business Council, titled “Japan-Russia: Current Status of Japan-Russia Economic Cooperation and Future Perspectives.” At the beginning of the meeting, Minister Seko reported on progress achieved in efforts toward the eight-point cooperation plan and Japan’s policy for future efforts. The meeting was a meaningful opportunity for the development of Japan-Russia economic relations, as seen in other participants’ presentations of constructive opinions, including sharing of successful case examples of Japan-Russia business cooperation, and presentation of specific proposals for expanding investment opportunities.

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2. Meeting with Minister Oreshkin (June 2)

Both ministers confirmed the smooth advancement of efforts involving the eight-point cooperation plan and also exchanged views concerning certain issues, including an approach to advancing respective issues for a Japan-Russia summit meeting scheduled to be held in Vladivostok, Russia, in September 2017.

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Release date

June 5, 2017

Division in Charge

Europe Division, Trade Policy Bureau

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