In Japan outlined plans for the Kuril Islands
The government of Japan is preparing for new consultations with Russia at the level of Deputy foreign Ministers, which will address in particular the prospects for joint economic activities on southern Kuriles. This is with reference to sources in the Japanese foreign Ministry TASS.
“I would like to deepen the discussions on how to develop these projects in ways not calling into question legal positions of the two countries over the ownership of Islands,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
The representative of the foreign Ministry denied earlier media reports that plans are deleted from the projects of waste disposal. “It was decided this spring to strengthen project preparation in five areas: mariculture, tourism, greenhouses, wind energy, recycling of garbage”, — assured the diplomat.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in December 2016 agreed on a document about the beginning of consultations on joint economic activities of two countries in the South Kuril Islands.