TOKYO, December 19. /Offset. TASS Cyril Agafonov. Private Japanese pavilion will open next year at the St. Petersburg international economic forum (SPIEF), which is expected to take the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. This was reported in an interview with TASS, the Minister of economy, trade and industry of Japan, Hiroshige Seko.

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“In 2018, Japan will take part in SPIEF as a guest and decided that there will be an open Japanese pavilion”, he said. According to him, “it is expected that, as in this year the following exhibition “Innoprom” also will include a Japanese pavilion, and the participation in the event will be Japanese”.

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin invited the Japanese Prime Minister to visit the SPIEF-2018 on the summit, which was held in September, during the Eastern economic forum in Vladivostok . In the forum, which was held in St. Petersburg in the past year, from the Japanese side participated Seko.

As recalled by the Minister himself, on this forum he also participated in the Japanese-Russian round table where the representatives of business circles of the two countries. “It was important for the development of Sino-Russian economic cooperation meeting, which had submitted specific proposals aimed at increasing investment and sharing examples of success in bilateral business,” he said.