Koizumi and Putin keep silent on vexed questions
Russian president Vladimir Putin who came to Japan with official visit has met with Japanese businessmen Monday morning.
Then he went with Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi to his residence "Sori Kantei". According to president?s words for Japanese industrialists he was trying apparently to present Russia as reliable and long-term business associate. But the next meeting, with prime minister was strange: the only subject discussed with journalists was judo.
Heads of two countries had hour and a half meeting face to face. Then Putin and Koizumi did not say even a word for each other in presence of journalists after negotiations. They just shook hands with each other, RIA "Novosti" reports.
President?s helper Sergey Prikhodko, ministers Viktor Khristenko and Leonid Reyman, governors Sergey Darkin, Ivan Malakhov, Moscow mayor Yuri Luzhkov, the head of Federal agency of tourism Vladimir Strzhalkovsky and other members of delegation are taking part in negotiations.
Japanese foreign minister Taro Aso, the minister of economy, commerce and industry Tocihiro Nikai, special PM?s assistant Koro Besse, the head of agency of natural resources and power engineering Kodair Nobueri are taking part in the meeting from Japanese place.
The president did not say anything about Russian position on slippery ground of the problem of Kurile Islands during this visit.
Results and outlooks: $6.5 billion pipe line
There is going to be signed a great number of documents after the visit to Japan. The most important document is an agreement of building Pacific oil-pipe line. The president showed that the document will be signed.
The president promises stability
Economic circumstances are stable in Russia in medium-term and long-term outlook, said Vladimir Putin during Russian-Japanese economic forum on Monday. He thinks that stability "makes favorable outlooks for attracting capital investment? To attract investment we need macroeconomic stability which is formed from political and social conditions stability."