Russian and Japanese authorities have agreed to promote investment cooperation between the two countries to achieve the best results possible for the upcoming Eastern Economic Forum (EEF), the Russian deputy prime minister and presidential plenipotentiary envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District said Wednesday, Sputnik reported.
On Monday, Trutnev started a three-day visit to Japan. The deputy prime minister met Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga for negotiations.
"We discussed future development of our relations in the sector of investment of Japanese companies into the Russian Far East and agreed to try to do maximum amounts of work in the upcoming here months before the forum so we could sum everything up and to move on quickly and efficiently," Trutnev told reporters.
The second Eastern Economic Forum will be held on 2-3 September in Vladivostok. The authorities of Russia's Primorsky Territory expect that the event will be attended by at least 3,500 people, including Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.