Speaking at a working dinner at the Federation’s headquarters, the Russian head of state said that for Russia, Japan was a strategic partner, and not only in the Asia-Pacific region, but in the world.
The future looks particularly promising for bilateral cooperation in the field of the environment, energy and transport, especially joint use of the Trans-Siberian Railway.
Mr Putin has invited the delegation of the Japan Business Federation to visit Russia.
Official Visit to Japan
September 3 − 5, 2000