Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the agreement of Moscow and Tokyo to spend a Year interregional exchanges of Russia and Japan. The head of state underlined that this project will contribute to the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between the two countries. With the corresponding statement he made on Saturday at the closing ceremony of the cross years of Russia and Japan in Osaka, RIA “Novosti”.
Putin drew attention that he was pleased to announce a new project in Osaka, which is the sister city of St. Petersburg, the birthplace of the Russian leader himself. The President stressed that this project will contribute to the strengthening of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
The head of state said that the cross-Years of Russia and Japan closer together the peoples of the two countries and allowed them to learn more about each other. The project has been more than 700 events in the field of tourism, culture, sport and education. He also recalled that the representative of Japan won the second place at the musical contest named after Tchaikovsky.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe also highly appreciated the results of past events and thanked the people who played an important role in their organization. Abe noted that cross helped the Russians and the Japanese “know the charm of each other”.