December 16, 2016 / 6:21 AM / 3 years ago

Russia, Japan sign 68 agreements during Putin's visit: officials

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attend a working lunch in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Dec. 16, 2016. REUTERS/Alexander Zemlianichenko/Pool

TOKYO (Reuters) - A total of 68 agreements were signed during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to Japan, including in energy, according to Russian officials on Friday.

Among business-to-business deals reached, gas giant Gazprom (GAZP.MM) signed agreements on strategic cooperation with trading houses Mitsui & Co (8031.T) and Mitsubishi Corp (8058.T).

Reporting by Katya Golubkova; Editing by Chris Gallagher and Tom Hogue

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