Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have agreed to develop bilateral relations in all sectors, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Friday, Sputnik reported.
"Today the leaders were able to review in detail how it [joint 2013 statement on developing of Moscow-Tokyo partnership] is being implemented in all directions and sectors - political, trade and economical, investment, and humanitarian. The talks showed both the Russian president's and Japanese prime minister's aim to build up relations in aforementioned spheres," Lavrov said.
Russia and Japan have agreed to cooperate on major investment projects.
"It is clear that trade turnover had and still has a downward trend for various reasons. The two leaders stressed their aim to look for ways to remedy this situation. And not only through development of trade relations, but also through implementation of major investment projects," Lavrov told at a briefing.