Russia counts on a quality progress in the relations with Japan, Russian President Vladimir Putin said over the course of his annual address to the Federal Assembly of Russia in Moscow.
“We count on a quality progress in the relations with our eastern neighbor – Japan. We welcome aspiration of the leadership of this country to develop economic ties with Russia, to launch joint projects and programs,” Vladimir Putin announced.
The annual address by Russian President to the Federal Assembly has become a tradition since 1994, when the then head of the state, Boris Yeltsin first held it. Today, on the 1st of December 2016, the event was attended by high-ranked officials from both houses of the Russian Parliament, the Government, as well as public figures.