Dmitry Medvedev and Yasuo Fukuda continued discussions on a peace treaty.
The Russian head of state confirmed the conviction in Russia that patient and peaceful dialogue with Japan would resolve the territorial problem. On the Russian side, it was stressed that an atmosphere of trust between Russia and Japan is crucial for resolving such a difficult problem. Such trust can be established by the expansion of economic, regional and other ties.
A significant part of the conversation was devoted to cooperation in investment. The Russian side welcomed the decision of the Japanese Lending Bank to allocate resources to finance the second stage of the Sakhalin-2 project. Dmitry Medvedev welcomed the Japanese side's plans to get involved in the programme for development of the Russian Far East and Eastern Siberia. Dmitry Medvedev and Yasuo Fukuda were in favour of extending programmes for cooperation in adjacent areas of Russia and Japan.
The Prime Minister of Japan raised the issue of green investment, investments in environmentally safe production and the usefulness of Japanese experience in this field.
There was also a discussion of transport routes and the use of Russia's Trans-Siberian Railway.
Dmitry Medvedev and Jasuo Fukuda agreed to meet in the context of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, which will be held in November in Peru.
Dmitry Medvedev thanked Yasuo Fukuda for the assistance that Japanese doctors are currently providing a Russian boy from Sakhalin. Vladimir Novikov suffered severe burns as a result of a fire a few days ago and was taken to a burn center on the island of Hokkaido for an operation.
Deputy Head of the Presidential Executive Office Alexei Gromov, Presidential Aide Sergei Prikhodko, and Russian Ambassador to Japan Mikhail Belyi took part in the meeting from the Russian side.