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Egor Borisov has summed up two-day visit to Japan

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December 16, the last day of his working visit to Tokyo, Egor Borisov took part in official events at the international level within the framework of the Russian President's visit to Japan.

Together with the leaders and members of the Russian Government, the leading representatives of science and business, as well as two other Far Eastern governors - Oleg Kozhemyako (Sakhalin region) and Vyacheslav Shport (Khabarovsk Territory) - Egor Borisov was invited to a working lunch with President of Russia Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Key ministers of the two countries discussed all aspects of bilateral cooperation: from the issues of tourism and visa facilitation to the implementation of priority joint projects in trade and economic sphere.

Also the head of Yakutia Egor Borisov took part in the plenary session of Russia-Japan Business Dialogue. In his speech, Vladimir Putin emphasized the fact that Russia is interested in strengthening of Russian-Japanese relations, deepening and expanding mutually beneficial economic contacts. Also, the tasks of building up cooperation in the field of investment, the need to implement new projects, changes in the usual forms of cooperation were identified important.

"We have noted with regret that in recent years the trade turnover between our countries is reduced. At the same time agreed that in our common power to return mutual trade to the path of sustainable growth. But this will require a more energetic work of governments and business communities," - Vladimir Putin said adding that Russia and the Government of Japan are determined to provide maximum support to the bilateral entrepreneurial initiatives.

"Russia would welcome the participation of the Japanese businessmen in investment programs in our Far East, where now there are 13 zones of advanced development and Free Port of Vladivostok. Foreign investors are granted a number of significant preferences: special conditions for the establishment of new industries, preferential tax regimes, and the promotion of access to the infrastructure,"- called on Putin.

Egor Borisov, sharing his impressions of participation in the events of the working visit of the official Russian delegation to Japan, said that the talks were not easy, but productive enough.

"Relations between Russia and Japan returned to normal, and should definitely continue to develop only in a positive, mutually beneficial way. It seemed to me that our Far Eastern neighbors adhere to the similar opinion. If everything happens as planned by Putin and Abe, the global processes taking place today, the entire political world order will change for the better," - the head of Yakutia said.

With regard to the economic results of the visit, according to Egor Afanasievich they can be considered very successful for our republic.

"During the Business Forum over eighty different agreements were signed, and it is encouraging to note that six of them relate directly to Yakutia," - said Borisov.

The most important, in his view, is an intergovernmental document - Memorandum of Cooperation between the Ministry of Energy of Russia and the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan in the field of development of Elga coal mining complex, which may very well enter into a new, already fourteenth zone of advanced development - "South Yakutia."


Also during the visit, four agreements with the Government of Sakha (Yakutia) were signed - a joint declaration of intent on cooperation in the field of renewable energy with the PJSC RusHydro and Japanese NEDO Corporation, a memorandum of understanding in preparation for further detailed feasibility study of the cogeneration project in the territory of Vilyuysky region with Ernst & Young Advisory Co., Ltd.,  an agreement on cooperation in the energy sector with the companies - Kawasaki Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. , Sojitz Corporation and JSC YATEC and a memorandum of understanding on the implementation of the investment project,  “Development of year-round greenhouse complex” in Yakutsk with Hokkaido Corporation Co., Ltd. In addition, Kolmar Management Company and Marubeni Corporation signed a memorandum on cooperation in coal industry.

"It is noticeable that the entrepreneurs of both countries felt some hope for the warming of relations in which Yakutia can take its rightful place, and an active position," - summed up Egor Borisov.

He also said that next year a visit of a large delegation of representatives of business circles of Japan is expected in the republic. Preliminary agreement on this was reached with the management of some companies and the coordinator of Sakha (Yakutia) Republic Promotion Committee in Japan.