January 14, 2019 / 8:36 AM / a month ago

Russia's Putin expected to visit Japan in June: Japanese foreign minister

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (L) and his Japanese counterpart Taro Kono (R) attend a meeting in Moscow, Russia January 14, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin is expected to visit Japan in June, Japan’s foreign minister said on Monday during a trip to Moscow.

Taro Kono, the minister, was speaking ahead of talks with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.

Reporting by Maria Kiselyova; writing by Tom Balmforth; editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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