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Moscow and Tokyo signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation between the two capitals
The recent noticeable intensification of relations between Moscow and Tokyo at the level of heads of foreign ministries, parliamentary delegations and meetings of the leaders of the economic communities of the two countries has now been supplemented by another convincing point: the investment conference "Moscow - International Financial Center"
The Moscow-International Financial Center conference on real estate investment has opened in the Japanese capital, organized by the government of the Russian capital, whose delegation, headed by Mayor Sergei Sobyanin, is now on an official visit to Japan.
“This is a very important event, because we have not had exchanges at such a level between our cities for a long time,” the extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador of the Russian Federation to Japan, Yevgeny Afanasyev, said in his opening remarks. “We are faced with the task of intensifying contacts at all levels, we have powerful potential and prospects, which are very large and far from being used.” Afanasyev also stressed that, despite the crisis trends in the international economy, as well as the reduction in commodity turnover between Russia and Japan this year, “the interest of Japanese investors as a whole is not decreasing, and big business does not leave Russia.” “On the contrary, Japanese companies are looking for new ways and new options,” added about
On Thursday, the Mayor of Moscow and the Governor of Tokyo, Yoichi Masudzoe, signed a memorandum of understanding and cooperation between the governments of the two capitals. The ceremony on this occasion took place in the building of the Tokyo mayor's office, Tass reports.
According to this document, the capitals of Japan and Russia will cooperate and exchange in such areas as urban development and planning; sports and sports infrastructure development; recycling of household waste. The governments of Moscow and Tokyo also agreed to continue to cooperate in areas where it already exists and to develop partnerships.