Japan will not sign economic agreements with Russia if they contradict sanctions of G7

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A few days before the upcoming visit of president Putin to Tokyo, Japan’s economy minister assured that his country will adhere to the sanctions policy of “Great Seven” they introduced against Russia.

As it was stated on Monday, December 12, by the Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry, Hiroshige Seko, Japan does not intend to sign any economic agreements with Russia if they would counter the sanctions policy, imposed by the countries of “Great Seven” after the annexation of the Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea, and because of the Russian policy towards Ukraine.

Seco made his statement while expecting the visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Japan on December 15-16, and his meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. During this visit, Moscow and Tokyo will discuss issues of economic cooperation and the territorial dispute over the southern Kuril Islands.

Source: DW