Moscow: The Japan-Russia UN Consultation was held in Moscow, Russia, on Monday 24 July on regional issues discussed at the UN Security Council such as North Korea and Syria, and also UN reform including the Security Council reform.
In this consultation, Satoshi Suzuki, the Japanese Deputy Minister for Foreign Policy, exchanged views with Gennadiy Mikhaylovich GATILOV, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, and Aleksandr Anatolievich PANKIN, Director of the Department of International Organizations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.
This consultation took place based on “2017 consultation plan between the Japanese and Russian Ministries of Foreign Affairs”, which was signed on the occasion of Japan-Russia Summit Meeting last December.
Earlier On April 27, Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan, during his visit to Moscow, had held his 17th Japan-Russia Summit Meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President
Based on the outcomes of President Putin’s visit to Japan in December 2016, the two leaders had discussions covering a wide range of fields, including the issue of concluding a peace treaty, international affairs (including Syria and North Korea), economic relations, and cultural and people-to-people exchanges.
Significantly, it was during Putin’s visit to Japan at the fag end of 2016 that Japan had agreed to allow relaxation of visa requirements for short-term stay for Russian nationals (ordinary passport holders).