• Kyodo News


Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada headed Sunday for Russia to hold talks with his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, in what will be the first foreign ministerial meeting between the two countries since the September inauguration of Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama’s Democratic Party of Japan-led government.

At their meeting Monday, Okada and Lavrov are expected to discuss a long-standing territorial dispute and the situations in Afghanistan and North Korea.

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