Putin invites Japanese PM to visit Russia

China Daily
Thursday 21st February, 2013

/enpproperty– MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said here on Thursday that he is expecting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to Moscow. “I’m awaiting the Japanese prime minister’s visit, and we are working now to fill its agenda,” Putin said during a meeting with Abe’s special envoy Yoshiro Mori, former Japanese prime minister. Putin asked Mori to convey Russia’s invitation to Abe, while Mori handed the Russian leader a personal letter from Abe, local media reported. The long-standing dispute over the ownership of the South Kurils, a group of islands Tokyo calls the North…

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