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Russian and Japanese parliamentarians to hold an offsite meeting in Yakutsk

Russia and Japan

The parties plan to discuss issues of interparliamentary and interregional interaction

YAKUTSK, March 21. / TASS /. The parliamentarians of the Russian Federation and Japan will hold an exit meeting in Yakutsk at the end of June to discuss issues of inter-parliamentary and interregional interaction. This was reported by the head of the department for external relations of Yakutia Vladimir Vasiliev on Wednesday.

"The visiting meeting of the advisory council on the promotion of Russian-Japanese inter-parliamentary and interregional cooperation between the Federation Council and the Japanese-Russian Discussion Club of Chamber of Advisers (Upper House - TASS comment) of the Japanese Parliament will be held in Yakutsk on June 22-24," Vasiliev said.

According to Vasiliev, the exit meeting will be held in Yakutsk at the suggestion of Senator Aleksandr Akimov, representing the region in the Upper House of the Federal Assembly.

"The issues of interparliamentary and interregional cooperation between the two countries will be discussed, and we prepare materials for including issues related to Yakutia in the agenda of the meeting. The dates of the meeting are connected with holding a summer festival in the capital of the region - Ysyakh. I think that they will be able to get acquainted with the culture and traditions of the peoples of Yakutia," Vasiliev said.

This year is Russian-Japanese Bilateral Year 2018. The top goal of its holding is the further development and strengthening of Russian-Japanese relations. Recently, the dialogue between Moscow and Tokyo has significantly intensified at various levels. The basis for the development of economic cooperation was the eight-point plan proposed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe last May. The document implies strengthening the relations between the two countries in energy, small and medium business, industrialization of the Far East, expansion of the export base.